Monday, January 15, 2007

Bay Area Rappers Team For Single To Help Struggling Schools


A group of Bay Area rappers have banded together to create a single to generate revenue to donate to local schools, for educational materials and canceled programs.

"Stay in School" is presented by Beats By the Bay and a collective of rappers known as the Bay Area Rappers Care (B.A.R.C.) coalition.

The single features well known Bay Area rappers Keak Da Sneak, Mistah Fab, Federation and Jacka, while Erase E, Mugzi, Hoodstarz and Mac N AK also appear on the song, which was produced by Cholly J and Suga Kane.

B.A.R.C. was organized by Hip-Hop artist Kontac, who is also an East Palo Alto charter school teacher.

Kontac, born Stephen Ashford, said the project's mission was also to keep children from dropping out of school.

“I now have kids myself and even as a teacher, I see the problem first hand," Kontac said. "With the help of these concerned rappers and this music, we can set new goals and once again be optimistic about our educational goals.”

The profits from the single will be donated to eight schools in the region for books, physical education items and training tools.

For more information visit: www.myspace/beatsbythebay


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The video is up!

9:31 AM  

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