Wyclef Releases Song Lamenting Chicago Gun Violence

Singer/rapper/activist inspired to write song during trip to Chicago

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    Wyclef Jean is holding a guitar shaped like a rifle in the photo accompanying the anti-violence song.

    The last time we caught up with Wyclef Jean in Chicago, he was partying on Lollapalooza weekend at The Underground.

    But these days, the singer/rapper/activist isn't in a party mood when it comes to the Windy City.

    The Haitian entertainer released a free mixtape this week, which included a song called Bang, Bang, Bang, which laments the violence in Chicago.

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    According to a posting on Wyclef's SoundCloud page, the song was inspired during a trip to Chicago, and the song is posted alongside a picture of Wyclef with a guitar shaped like a rifle.

    The acoustic guitar track includes the chorus "Shoot first, think last. How long will this bloodbath last?"

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    According to Wyclef's Twitter feed, he was in Chicago on Sunday shooting videos for Bang, Bang, Bang, and another track called "Hope and Pray."