Chicago natives Kanye West and Rhymefest have paired up to for a great cause.
The two have launched a music, writing and production program called “Got Bars” for at-risk youth on Chicago’s south side. The 10-week program gives the youth of Chicago an outlet to express themselves creatively in a peaceful environment. It is a part of West’s Donda’s House charity.
“My mom spent her life as an educator and I am happy that Donda’s House can pick up her torch and honor her life’s mission,” West said in a statement. Rhymefest, co-founder of Donda’s House, and his wife Donnie Smith will help run the program.
“I am so happy to launch ‘Got Bars’ to honor Kanye West’s mother’s memory and to fulfill one of my Aldermanic campaign goals,” said Rhymefest. “‘Got Bars’ will change our youth musically, get them healthy and keep them busy in a creative, peaceful environment. I know it will be an even stronger program because of our partnership with the ARK of St. Sabina.”