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Kanye West Helps Kids In Chicago’s Southside Learn Music Through New Program, ‘Got Bars?’

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(Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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The inimitable Kanye West and fellow Chicago rapper/Yeezus contributor/former aldermen candidate Rhymefest plan on teaching at-risk kids in Chicago’s Southside about beats, rhymes and life.

In conjunction with West’s non-profit organization Donda’s House and St. Sabina Church, the two rappers will head Got Bars?, a free, 10-week program aimed at kids ages 15-24 to help write and record their own music.

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At the end of the program, Donda’s House plan to release an EP of the music the kids created. Pitchfork also reports that Donda’s House eventually plan making this a nationwide program.

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