Local Rapper Hosts Concert to Raise Awareness About Drug Abuse

Chris Black
  • Chris Black

Willoughby-based rapper Chris Black regularly likes to give back to his hometown by staging concerts and benefits. At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, he’ll perform a concert at Willoughby South High School to raise money for the graduating class of 2015. He also hopes to raise awareness about drug abuse in today’s society. South grad Jamil Hairston, who’s also a rapper, will open the show, and the event will include a speech by Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell. “It’s gotten to the point where people I grew up with are getting arrested, or even dying, [because of] heroin. I want to make sure the situation doesn’t get any worse,” says Black in a press release. “The purpose of this whole event is to inform the [students] that the world isn’t as dark as it seems, and to give them hope for the future.” Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $5 at Willoughby South or at chrisblackohio.com. Tickets at the door will cost $10.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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