Chicago’s own Rhymefest and Kanye West are using their skills and resources to bring a new program to the South Side.

The duo whose collaborations have yielded hip-hop gold like “Jesus Walks,” are now getting together to bring a music program to the city’s youth:


The “Got Bars?” program will teach young people how to write and record their own music over the course of 10 weeks. It’s a collaboration between West’s non-profit, Donda’s House — named in honor of his late mother — and St. Sabina Church.


Donda’s House Executive Director Donnie Smith said music writing helps the students, who will be between 15 to 24 years old, develop problem-solving skills.

Read more at WBEZ.


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