Y.N. RICHKIDS GO VIRAL WITH “HOT CHEETOS AND TAKIS”
Y.N. RichKids never intended to make a hit song when they came together to write their song “Hot Cheetos and Takis”, but a hit is exactly what they made. The song from the group of mini rappers from a Minneapolis YMCA after-school program has been called “Summer’s final truly great jam” by Rolling Stone.
Some of the kids are aware of the attention that the song has been receiving, while others are out and about just being kids and are completely oblivious to their Internet fame. Although some of the kids may have a new found love for hip-hop from this experience, the intentions for making the song were focused on teaching the kids a fun way of learning.
“It will help them throughout school and life to find a voice and enjoy writing in some way,” said David Goldberg a ninth grade English teacher at Montgomery Blair High School. David led an after-school daycare group called the Rappers Delight Club that had a viral hit single. He added, “From a high school teacher’s view, a lot of kids come in with a negative view of writing. Having a program like this produces students who are excited about writing, who are confident about their writing.”