Derrion Albert Subject of Rap Video, MTV Special

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009  |  Updated 10:45 AM CDT
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Yo! MTV Raps About School Violence

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Nadashia Thomas, 6, a cousin of Derrion Albert, holds a sign beside a poster of him at Fenger High School.

Chicago rappers Rhymefest, Naledge and Twista are using their wordsmithery to draw attention to the problem of Chicago’s school violence.

The trio last month joined with producer David Banner to work on the remix of “Something’s Wrong,” a track they released in the wake of 16-year-old Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert’s beating death. Albert's death made national headlines after a video of the gang melee that lead to his death was released to the press. 

Today the stars of "Something's Wrong" are shooting the music video for the track, according to ChicagoNow.

And an MTV crew is there to document it.

The video will be part of an MTV package on youth violence. The package includes and MTV news special with Sway, an hour-long MTV documentary about the video and youth violence in Chicago, and a commitment to play the video religiously. 

The stars of the video organized an anti-violence rally, that includes community members, family and friends of victims of youth violence, and others from the community that were affected. The rally will serve as the backdrop for the video.

Listen to the song here.

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