Bow Wow And KDWB Encourage Kids To Stay In School
May 29, 2007 at 5:33 AM (PT)
THE STAR TRIBUNE's TOM HORGEN covered a recent CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KDWB/MINNEAPOLIS event with rapper BOW WOW sitting down to a Q&A session with local high school students.
It was the first time a celebrity -- one the kids actually cared about -- had visited the school for an academic pep rally. You had to be an honor-roll student to get a seat in the auditorium. The rapper visited a school that its principal, MICHAEL FAVOR, said needed a pick-me-up after catching some bad buzz earlier this year when a City Council member said the school should be burned down. "Our kids are proud here, and we wanted to reward the ones that are doing well," FAVOR said.
BOW WOW, now 20, came to fame as a kid rapper and was an honor-roll student himself in junior high. His budding rap and movie career, however, made it necessary to finish with home schooling, he said backstage. "I still tell kids, no matter what you wanna be, it all starts in the classroom," he said.