But instead, they are teaming up to help create 20,000 jobs for unemployed Chicago youth.
Their respective charities Donda’s House Inc. and the Common Ground Foundation are campaigning to see these jobs created for the youth.
They are working with Chicago Urban League — focused on the betterment of black communities.
Common shared Chicago has a huge unemployment problem especially among Chicago youth.
He wants to provide the funds and resources to make these jobs happen. Therefore, Chicago youth can avoid a life of crime.
“Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty,” he said.
He continued with, “I was doing an event in the neighbourhood and there were some kids… and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this (poverty)?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”
But don’t think music is out of the question.
West and Common are planning a Music Festival to help raise funds for the cause.
The festival will be September 20 and 21.