About a week after Snoop Dogg and The Game hosted a peace rally in Los Angeles, the rappers have reunited for another effort that aims to curb violence in the city. They’re calling it “Time To Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation.”
The event went down Sunday in a South L.A. community center, where Snoop and The Game hosted a town hall style meeting for the Crips, Bloods, and other gang members to discuss ways they can make the area safer.
“I want to extend the invitation to all […] GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities […] to have the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods & how we can serve as better role models to them & the brothers we stand beside daily,” The Game wrote on Instagram.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was also expected to attend the summit.
Good morning world. I hope everyone slept well….. Los Angeles, on behalf of myself @SnoopDogg, & the honorable @louisfarrakhan I want to extend the invitation to all CRIPS, BLOODS, ESE's & all other gang members, major figures & GANG LEADERS from every hood in our city as well as the surrounding cities to our meeting 11am this morning, July 17th at 8039 S. Vermont Ave Los Angeles, California 90044 to have the much needed conversation amongst ourselves about our influence on the youth in our respective neighborhoods & how we can serve as better role models to them & the brothers we stand beside daily…. Because the sad truth that no one wants to face is, before we can get OUR LIVES TO MATTER to anyone else… We have to show that OUR LIVES MATTER to US !!!! WE have been responsible for more of the KILLING of ourselves than anyone else by a long shot & the percentages in which BLACK on BLACK, BLACK on BROWN, BROWN on BLACK, BROWN on BROWN murders are so fucking high verses any other killing of us that it is disgusting & this needs to be addressed & laid to rest !!!!! Don't think we can't change it & better ourselves, lead by example & make our city a safer place for our children…. Because together, WE CAN !!!! I'm asking everyone who will attend: DO NOT bring any weapons or anything illegal. Do not come high or belligerent.. We don't need any HOT HEADS or anyone there for the wrong reasons or you will respectfully dealt with & REMOVED from the building… We will stand as we are, UNIFIED. I'm calling ALL GANGS, of ALL RACES, ALL GROWN MEN affiliated or not & WE WILL STAND UNIFIED SUNDAY !!!! Our numbers are all the weapons we need !!! We do not need to be dumb, retarded or uncivilized Sunday… ALL WE NEED IS EACH OTHER… I will not lead any of you into a trap !!!!! LET'S do the opposite of what we've been doing & show the world that we are MORE than the problem… Thank you – Game
The Game and Snoop, both South California natives, have become increasingly vocal about the widespread violence in the city and its effect on the minority communities. Following their peace rally—Operation H.U.N.T.—earlier this month, the rappers/activists held a press conference with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck to discuss public safety as well as the relationships between minorities and the police department.
The cause is noble and more important than ever, but if The Game wants to truly serve as a better role model, he may pay some mind to his new mobile app called “Block Wars”—a virtual reality game that’s full of drug dealing, guns, and robbery.