The VH1 special has announced the partnership as a “one-of-a- kind community town hall meeting in Chicago titled Behind The Movie: ‘Exploring Chicago with the Cast of ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut.’
The show, which will be at a local college and will be hosted by VH1’s Sway Calloway, will shine a spotlight on a variety of issues ranging from relationships to gun violence in the community.
“It is important to me that Barbershop does more than entertain. Along with comedy, the story touches on relationships and gang violence. This partnership with VH1 is the perfect way to expand this conversation,” Ice Cube said.
Ice Cube and Common will lead the discussion with students and organisers, while there will also be segments where the cast of the film visit local barbershops and talk about the problems faced by those who are disadvantaged in the area.
“Pop culture has the power to broaden conversations that are central to our audience. With Ice Cube and Common, two of the most important voices in hip hop and entertainment, this town hall will bring national attention to issues that affect communities across the country,” Amy Doyle, Executive Vice President/Deputy General Manager for VH1, said.
It will be the first episode in a new series which will aim to, “explore all facets of pop culture and its intersection with current cultural and political issues.”
Listen to Ice Cube and Common’s collaboration Real People below: