Local school's rap video gaining national attention

NOW: Local school’s rap video gaining national attention

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A Milwaukee Charter School is getting attention around the country for a new rap video that features two of its students.

Two sixth graders play a prominent role in the video, created by Milwaukee Excellence Charter School and released just last week.

It focuses on the importance of education. Sixth grade math teacher Terrance Sims led the project which has already gotten thousands of views on YouTube.

See the video below:

"This song came about because I kinda wanted to welcome my 6th graders in to my first year at the school, so I thought we'd find a popular song and make a rap to it.  And the kids turned out to really love it,” says sixth grade teacher Terrance Sims.

“It’s incredible. I really don't know what to say.  We've gotten e-mails and letters from Shaquille O'Neal to Taraji P. Henson to Jesse Williams, Snoop Dogg even shouted us out,” says Executive Director Maurice Thomas with Milwaukee Excellence.

Students performed the song live for rapper and Milwaukee native Jacob Latimore Monday.

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