Shoutout to Hustle Simmons, who — judging from the trailer — will be representing his city well in this documentary.

Chicago has long seen a social epidemic that stems from a violent combination of guns and gang warfare, with yearly death tolls coming in close to those in wartime Iraq – cementing the Windy City’s alias as ‘Chi Raq‘. A place where turf wars and firearms are plentiful, British filmmaker Will Robson-Scott ventures into South and West Chicago to further uncover the causalities and those involved. The first in a series of exclusives commissioned films for Protein TV, Robson-Scott’s Chi Raq features an array of character’s in the Chicago community, including rapper King Louie. Set for release on August 13, enjoy the trailer above and stay tuned for more on Chi Raq.

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