Rhymefest Announces New Reading Program 'CPR'

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Rhymefest has announced a new literacy program aimed at enhancing local Chicago youth's ability to read. Rhymefest, born Che Smith, has launched the Catch People Reading (CPR) program, which will launch during the Christmas Holiday on the Southside of Chicago. The rapper is hosting a book drive and is asking fans and community members to donate old books laying around the house, so they can be put to use by those in need of further education. Literacy is the lifeline to our education system. Not only will CPR help bring literacy awareness to our youth but it will also encourage students to read over the holiday season," Rhymefest told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "Donated books from across the city will reach the inner city youth (coupled with exciting incentives designed by yours truly) to keep literacy alive."Last month, Rhymefest teamed with fellow Chicago rap artist Lupe Fiaso to host the "Vote to Eat" Turkey Drive, which provided over 300 turkeys and cheesecakes to over 300 families on the West and Southside of Chicago during Thanksgiving. Books can be sent to or dropped of at: - Kennedy King College: 6301 South Halsted Street Bld W144 – SGA Office- Exclusively Yours Auto Spa: 5820 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60621