First of all a huge thank you to our big friend Fresh Big Mouf for this very precious hint.
This is not just good hip hop music, this is an injection of positive energy and love. Mista Cookie Jar is a children's music performer/multi-instrumentalist/music & video producer extraordinaire. With his family band, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips, they've toured all over the US promoting their blend of Urban Island Folky Rock and Roll for the Inner Child. He performs weekly at numerous Los Angeles elementary schools as part of Star Education's W.I.M. (Wonder Imagination Magic) Program. That's how he met LA teacher Mr. Valdez & his class and together started producing their year-long music project, "Room 28 (That's How We Roll)."
The song, which you can download here for free, features all 28 students of the classroom as well as Mr. V on the M-I-C. Both the song and video were crafted together as a class with Mr. Valdez and Mista Cookie Jar every Tuesday in the 2010 to 11 school year.
Now you can continue to listen to gangstas shooting and hustling around, while we go for kids with a big smile of their face. Music is not just about nodding heads, it's also one of the strongest and fastest way to get into people's mind, especially if they're youngsters. Positive music and good education goes together in order to create a better future. That's how we all should roll.
SCHOOLBUS BONUS: Behind the scenes look at the making of the video, this 13 minute mini-documentary takes a closer look at the classroom spirit of the 4th grade students of Room 28 and their beloved teacher, Mr. Valdez.