Kanye West, Dave Chappelle Give Free Concerts in Dayton, Ohio to Mass Shooting Survivors

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(KNX) - Sunday, comedian Dave Chappell and musician and producer, Kanye West performed in Dayton, Ohio for a free benefit concert to those impacted by the mass shooting on Aug. 4.

West opened with his Sunday Service, featuring renditions of "Jesus Walks," and Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" -- changing the lyrics to "we're still standing."

Following West, Chappelle took the stage to deliver an inspiring speech to the hundreds in the audience. 

“There’s been tornadoes. There’s been shootings. There’s been Klan rallies. But we’re still here. We’re still strong,” he told the raucous crowd. “The best way that we can honor our fallen is by getting up better than we were before.”

He continued, “We cannot let those people die in vain. They are heroes, they are martyrs. This is our city.”

Later, Chappelle, who lives in Ohio,  hosted a free block party to benefit Dayton’s Oregon District. The lineup included Stevie Wonder, Chance the Rapper, Teyana Taylor, Thundercat, and other artists, while Talib Kweli, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart.