Perhaps in response to Robert Hall's assertion that West has become completely disengaged from social action, abandoning his morally-charged lyrics to wax poetic about the fashion industry, West's program is as hands-on as it gets. The 10-week course will feature sessions spearheaded by rapper Rhymefest as well as exercise and nutritional advice from a yet-to-be-named former professional football player. "Got Bars?" may also expand to include programs in drama, dance, and art in subsequent sessions. After the program's completion, Donda's House will release an EP featuring the participants' songs.
The benefits of a program such as this are limitless: It's no secret that the opportunities for inner-city students feel inaccessible, even where they do exist. Here's hoping this is a new side of West we'll see more of in the future. (Rolling Stone)