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Lil Durk Stars in the Hugs No Slugs Celebrity Basketball Game In Chicago


Lil Durk Stars in the Hugs No Slugs Celebrity Basketball Game In Chicago

This past Saturday, in Chicago local philanthropist Aleta “Englewood Barbie” Clark hosted her first annual Hugs No Slugs celebrity Basketball game at Urban Prep HighSchool in the englewood neighborhood. Englewood Barbie is known for her work at ‘“Club 51”. Club 51 is a community service initiative were volunteers provide dinner for the “Friends” (homeless people) at the police station located on 51st street (right off the dan Ryan). The event featured a lot of the city’s local musicians such as Reesynem, Joey Purp, Stunt Taylor, and DLow. Added to the game’s roster was Hotrod from Power 92.3, G Baby from the movie Hardball and James Shaw. JShaw is known for disarming a gunman armed with an AR-15 style rifle during the Nashville Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tennessee and saving lives as a result. Other influencers included PJ Rose, Kamiford, Ballanois Bri, DJ Oreos

The packed out gym was filled with great energy. The free event was great look for the community. Combining the arts with community outreach is always a great time. The event encourage economic empowerment by offering free vendor space to local small businesses.

Chance The Rapper and Black Ink Chicago’s Phor were also scheduled to play the game, no information to why they didn’t participate. The absence of those celebrities didn’t stop the show, the crowd went wild when Lil Durk entered the building and began to warm up! Durk , an englewood native really came through and showed the crowd love. He displayed great team spirit when embracing his teammates on and off the court. When asked why are events like this important Durk responded.

“Its important to show love to those who support you, especially the youth. Some people talk we actually do”

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Dear God… Thank you with every breath in me. Today we were able to keep over 600 people safe, happy,peaceful, and entertained for 7 hours🙏🏿 Not even 1 argument🙌🏽… All the Gangs in Chicago was in one building but not one fight broke out 🙌🏽 everyone that came to my event got in their cars safely and went home when it was over. All the police that came were respectful and didn’t bother anyone at the event because they didn’t have to.. we controlled ourselves, & we represented Chicago in a positive light.I’ve never done an event this big before and I’m just blessed that y’all believe in me enough to trust me and my vision and support me. I even had a woman fly in from Cali🥺🙏🏿… Chicago we do have a light.. we just gotta keep it lit. Thank you for believing in #HugsNoSlugs .. I have so much to post tomorrow I love y’all and because of y’all I’ll sleep in peace tonight. Looking forward to the next event!

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I can’t go without thanking everyone that was apart of a Great Saturday “The City All-Star Basketball Game” Brought to you by @englewoodbarbie myself @ballinoisbri @thenupe_educator @visionary_1906 So many dope artist, dope videographers, dope photographers, activists, media, dope DJs, and most important so many smiles on everyone face I can’t wait to do this again (S/o to the photographers that took these photos @vashon_photo ❌ @stevensjpeg ) S/o to every artist that came through and supported and rocked with the people. SWIPE ➡️➡️ -PJ Rose – Lil Durk – Pha Tal – DJ Oreo – DLow – StuntTaylor – James Shaw – LGado – ReeseyNem – Joey Purp – G Baby – McKinley Nelson – Linnae Harper

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