BJ the Chicago Kid, Lil Durk and Dreezy Share Chicago Pride [VIDEO]
Putting on for your city is an important aspect of an artist's career and one of the most easily recognizable examples of this comes from the movement N.W.A sparked with their 1988 seminal album, Straight Outta Compton. Since repping your roots can be done anywhere in the world, Beats by Dre has called upon some rising rappers and singers out of Chicago to share their hometown pride.
Heading to the city that brought us Common, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco, Chi-town's very own BJ the Chicago Kid expresses how the environment shaped everything about him including "the way I walk, the way I talk and the person I am."
"I thank God for my city and I'm gonna definitely represent my city to the fullest," the Pineapple Now-Laters creator shares.
Rapper Dreezy details how Chicago "shows you real life" by going "through a lot at a young age." She also mentions that her hometown made her into a "strong woman."
Then there's Lil Durk, who points out that even though gun violence has claimed many lives in the city, many have made it out of Chiraq to achieve their dreams.
Just like BJ, Dreezy and Durk, you can share the love you have for your city by heading over to StraightOuttaSomewhere.com to create your very own "Straight Outta" meme.
If you rep Chicago, New York, Miami, Houston or somewhere else in the world, this is your time to showcase your roots. And the best part is you can share your photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #StraightOutta so everyone else can know where you represent too.
Straight Outta Compton arrives in theaters Friday (Aug. 14).
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