Sunday, January 4, 2009

LEAD's first hip-hop production now on YouTube!

I am pleased to share with you the first hip-hop production of one of the hip-hop groups working with the LEAD Project -- a video by Unigunz rapper Amin Jalloh titled "Slim J." The song shares Jalloh's experience as a refugee here in Cairo - he is the sole creator of the beats and lyrics, both of which were produced thanks to the amazing volunteer work of Mitchell Sipus.

Mitch has been working with LEAD since October, more intensely with current rappers but also with our at-risk youth programs helping young men share their experiences through music and words. Our goal is to equip them with the tools and confidence necessary to use music as a medium to share their experiences with the world.

You can watch the video on YouTube at We'll be sure to keep you posted as we continue to produce more videos by Unigunz and other refugee hip-hop groups in Cairo.

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