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04/30/2013 02:03 pm ET Updated Apr 30, 2013

Wyclef Jean 'Bang Bang Bang': Hip-Hop Artist's New Track Inspired By Chicago Violence (AUDIO)

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Renowned recording artist Wyclef Jean this week released his latest track, a low-key, acoustic song inspired by a recent visit he made to Chicago.

The ex-Fugee's new song, titled "Bang Bang Bang," is off his new 33-track mix tape "April Showers" and begins with the lyrics "I landed in Chicago / Everybody loves Sosa / The youth in the street told me / We love you when shotters / Chicago, shoot first, then class / That's still my deal on the street now." Jack Red is also featured on the song.

Wyclef also was in town this week apparently shooting a video to accompany the track, according to his Twitter.

Wyclef's emotional tribute to Chicago comes on the heels of the release of a track by Lupe Fiasco that explored similar themes following the shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins.

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