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

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