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King L was already a well-regarded artist before he hopped on Kanye West’s “Send It Up.” Recently, our peeps at Moguldom Films caught up with the Chicago rapper to discuss his hometown’s nickname, “Chiraq” (Chi-Raq).

“You  gotta think about wars,” explained the “Val Venis” rapper. ” Like where people actually go with guns to kill people. So that’s just something that people say about Chicago.”

However, he stopped short of agreeing with the nickname’s sentiments and inspiration.

“Iraq, people like you go over, things blowing up, like that’s natural,” he added. “It ain’t natural to see [something] just blow up in the middle of the street.  That’s not natural in Chicago, you don’t get used to that.”

King L goes on to say the media may be hyping up the violence in the Windy City. It’s tough to blame the media considering all the shooting and killing going down in the city, though.

Watch King L speak on “Chiraq” below, and talk about his success, fatherhood and who is exactly to blame for the violence back home.

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Photo: Moguldom Films

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