Ashley Baker, who I know from tutoring at East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS), and who now teaches there as a humanities teacher, referred me to this video:
I think I even recognize some of those kids, not to mention E-40, Keak da Sneak, and some other big names in Bay Area rap.
This whole thing was put together by Kontac, that rapper wearing yellow stripes near the kids and the turntable near the end. He’s a bay area rapper, and also an incredibly dedicated physical education teacher at EPACS.
And here is a pretty powerful interview with Kontac. You HAVE to watch this:
If you stop by EPACS any time, just look to the playground, and you’ll probably see him teaching physical education and the importance of exercise and team work and instilling good community values.
And finally, here’s a making of video: