Chicago natives Kanye West and Rhymefest have teamed up to launch a music, writing and production course called "Got Bars" for at-risk youth on Chicago's south side. The 10-week program gives young people a constructive, creative outlet. 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 via statement. Rhymefest, co-founder of Donda's House, will help run the program with his wife, Donnie Smith.
"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.”