TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - It's been nine years since the Warren Sherman Festival was held in Central Toledo.
The event returned on Saturday to Inez Nash Park and took on special meaning because of the recent shootings of two baby girls at the nearby Moody Manor Apartments.
Hip Hop artists J-360 and Sikosa performed a new song called "I Thought They Cared."
It was inspired by the Moody Manor murder of one year old Keondra Hooks and wounding of her two year old sister Leondra.
In it they ask the shooter, "Ask yourself how could you do this? What kind of coward shoots two kids?"
"The song can help the community know there are people that aren't afraid to stand up for what is right and hopefully it will give the community the courage to also stand up for what is right," said J-360.
The song is available for $5.00 on the record label Toledo Hip Hop 4Peace.
Money raised will be donated to the Hooks family.
"We shouldn't let stuff like this to happen. Adults make their own decisions. Kids don't get to make their decision and we should make it for them," said Sikosa.
The song is part of a campaign to take the violence out of Hip Hop music.
The label's founder Mac McCluster believes Hip Hop has become warped and materialistic.
Instead, it should enable the safety of people and inspire quality of life for all.
"Change hood back into neighborhood. It's a detriment when people think of their neighborhood not as a neighborhood," he said.
And that's what the song "I Thought They Cared" is all about.
Care about your community and remember two young sisters who became victims of someone who didn't.
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