Hip-hop artist lends a hand to Newport youngsters

South Wales Argus: RAP ARTIST: Lady Leshurr RAP ARTIST: Lady Leshurr

BUDDING rappers are making an urban music video with artist Lady Leshurr in a Welsh Government-backed project designed to help parents access support services at Newport hubs.

The group of 15 or so teens has enlisted the help of Riverfront Theatre DJ Jamie Winchester to make the £5,000 video, which will be shot at locations in the city.

The youngsters are members of Newport Youth Forum, which gives young people a voice on issues affecting their lives in the city.

They have spent six weeks recording the song with lyrics arranged by the Birmingham hip-hop artist Lady Leshurr, who has worked with dance duo Orbital.

Filming is to take place in the next few weeks.

DJ Winchester told the Argus: “They had lots of lyrics themselves and Lady Leshurr helped to arrange them.

“It’s a direct message telling a story from a parent’s point of view.

“They are great lyrics that spread the word there is help out there."

Maesglas Community Centre in Bideford Road, Newport, helped the youths secure a £5,000 tackling poverty grant from the Welsh Government to make the video.

The video is set to centre on the life of a mum who is having difficulty making ends meet, who then gets helps from Communities First.

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9:25am Wed 23 Apr 14

katricelperrin says...

Correction- they aren't 15 teenagers from Newport Youth Forum, they are 7 11-12 year olds from Gaers-Glas Youth Forum. They are not budding rappers- They have never rapped in their lives- this was a first. Communities First doesn't just support parents, they support everyone within their clusters.
Correction- they aren't 15 teenagers from Newport Youth Forum, they are 7 11-12 year olds from Gaers-Glas Youth Forum. They are not budding rappers- They have never rapped in their lives- this was a first. Communities First doesn't just support parents, they support everyone within their clusters. katricelperrin
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