The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council is a youth organization that attempts to prevent gang and gun violence in major cities through hip hop and rap genres. Historically, gang violence, in cities like Detroit, could be tied closely with rap artists. The fight between west and east coast rap artists was very popularly known. There is even so much as conspiracy as to deaths of artists like Tupac and others who were said to be involved in such violence. This is why the HHSYC is trying to change the connotation in this widely popular style of music. Thea Mitchem, Regional VP of iHeartmedia and the program director of Power 105.1, has begun a huge support for this organization and their mission to use hip-hop and rap to end gang violence. For the past 3 years the HHSYC has been working closely with Mitchem to create awareness and conduct annual events with artists such as Big Sean, Fetty Wap and Future and bring big names to the movement to end gang violence. These efforts have gone a long way to reduce gang-related crimes all across the US and will continue to be a major player in major cities.