On Sunday, Oct. 26, Chicago’s hip-hop community came out to support one of its own — Antwone Muhammad, aka Twone Gabz.
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy earlier this year, the well-respected emcee has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness about the disease and help educate people on prevention.
A who’s who of the Chicago rap scene including GLC, Que Billah, Teefa, Newsense, and Cold Hard of Crucial Conflict among others showed up and showed out at The Shrine to support Muhammad. Even Erick Sermon of the legendary duo EMPD, who also happens to be one of Muhammad’s mentors, came out to support the cause.
Attendees had a chance to witness the premiere of Muhammad’s video “Getting Through It” which recounts his harrowing experience of discovering he had cancer and his decision to have a mastectomy. The song and video are the first release from his upcoming project, The Tumor. In addition to the video and informational booths regarding cancer, attendees were treated to a number of performances, including cancer survivor and activist Ericka Bracey performing a touching spoken word piece, popular singers Slique and Kaye Fox doing soulful sets, and the evening was capped off by Muhammad taking the mic to give an emotional and moving performance.
Check out photos from the event in the gallery below.