LATEST: Rapper Twista has hit out at church leaders who have branded hip-hop music "trash" and degrading to women.
Chicago-based church The Faith Community of Saint Sabina has attacked ten of the most popular rap artists in the U.S. - including 50 Cent + Snoop Dogg in a new advertising campaign.
The group has put up twenty billboards throughout Chicago urging people to "stop listening to trash" - but Twista insists rap artists are being unfairly blamed for violence.
He says, "People need to stop blaming music for the things that go wrong because it's the people doing things that are doing them and not the music.
"The money from those billboards could easily be going to help make the schools in Chicago better, which will help make the city better."