Vic Mensa is known for doing his fair share to improve some of the neighborhoods in his hometown of Chicago. The rapper recently spoke about the city's gang problem.

According to the "No Chill" emcee, a lot of things need to change throughout the city, but it really starts with plain old dollars and cents.

"I think the solutions have to come down to investing in the communities," said Mensa on CNN's United Shades of America. He was also there with fellow Chi-Town rapper Lil Durk, as well as others.

"The schools have lost gym programs. They've lost music programs, because there's no money being put into the schools. You've got schools in the same district, but the black school is getting way less funding per student," added Vic.

In another part of the sit-down, the Mensa said he often has to defend his city and explain to people that it's not all violent.

"When I hear people talk about coming to Chicago and they're afraid to come to the city, what they don't recognize is that so much of the violence is centered in very specific areas, because Chicago is so segregated," Mensa explained.

You can watch clips of the very interesting discussion above and below, where others also share their opinions.

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