Kanye West, with his late mother Donda, at the Grammys in 2007
Here's a great story of Kanye West looking out for his hometown. Today he launches the "Got Bars?" music program for at-risk youth — a partnership between his Donda’s House nonprofit organization and the ARK of St. Sabina community center. Starting next month, a 10-week music program will start for at-risk teens and young adults ages 15-24, focusing on writing and production, and directed by none other than close friend and collaborator over the years: Rhymefest (with his wife Donnie).
"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. ‘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."
And Kanye West:
"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."
The application date is August 2nd and you can fill one out at DondasHouse.com.
Today some rare footage surfaces of Kanye West with his late mother Donda simply sitting down and rapping together. Donda has quite the natural flow as she kicks it off, reminiscing about lyrics Kanye rapped in high school. She's definitely where 'Ye gets it, haha! Watch above for a heartwarming moment today!