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Kanye West, Rhymefest Ask Chicago's At-Risk Youth If They "Got Bars?"

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 27, 2013 7:00PM


Hometown hero Kanye West, and one-time aldermanic candidate/all-of-the-time dope emcee Rhymefest are collaborating to create a free music writing program for the Windy City's at-risk youth through Donda's House, West's non-profit named after his beloved late mother.

The program is called, "Got Bars?," and its aim is to help students ages 15 through 24 to develop problem-solving skills over the course of 10 weeks by teaching them songwriting.

According to WBEZ
(via Black Youth Project), Rhymefest will teach the students how to write and record music in a studio setting.

If you are interested in applying, visit the Donda House website, or drop by the ARK of St. Sabina, 7800 S. Racine Ave., a community youth center at the St. Sabina campus.

Applications are being accepted from now until August 2nd, and applicants will be notified of their qualification on August 5th. You must be aged 15 through 24 to qualify.

A news release states the "Got Bars?" pilot program will run from August and October of this year.

Here's hoping for an unqualified success for this program and its students.

Now, a past collaboration between Messrs. West and 'Fest.