"Hot Cheetos & Takis" video features young Minneapolis rappers from Beats And Rhymes program

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With all of the grim self-seriousness that plagues a good portion of modern music, and with newspaper headlines growing more dire by the day, it's good to come across something that is genuinely fun and carefree without any ulterior profit motives or desperate grasps for celebrity.

And that is just what the young kids affiliated with Beats And Rhymes are doing. Beats And Rhymes is an after-school program set up by the North Community YMCA in Minneapolis in partnership with the Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, and it gives young kids the opportunity and equipment needed to make rap music as a reward for keeping up with their schoolwork.

The burgeoning talents of those youngsters are showcased in a new music video for the Y.N.RichKids' insanely catchy track, "Hot Cheetos & Takis."


The clip features kids from the Beats and Rhymes program hanging out outside of Wally's Foods on Penn Avenue North rapping about their favorite snacks while having a blast filming a professionally shot music video. The rhymes are all playful and filled with nothing but love for Hot Cheetos and Takis, while also good-naturedly dissing on Fritos a bit.

It's a fun, lighthearted video that represents the culmination of a lot of hard work on behalf of all the people involved in Beats And Rhymes, and gives all of these kids a tangible representation of the benefits of the program itself, as well as a cool music video that they can play to impress their friends.

The Y.N.RichKids crew have a bunch of other completed musical projects which can be found on their Bandcamp page, all of which are the results of participating in the Beats And Rhymes program. Each student has to complete their homework in order to participate in the after-school rap session, which encourages self-expression, hard work and dedication, all while fostering talent in these young kids, qualities which will clearly be beneficial to them as they make their way through life.

So grab yourself a couple of bags of Hot Cheetos and/or Takis and get on down with your friends to the Y.N.RichKids lively new video.

Update (8/14/12):
This afternoon at approximately 2:00 p.m., comedian Hannibal Burress tweeted about the insanely addictive "Hot Cheetos & Takis" video.

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About an hour later, Aziz Ansari retweeted Buress's find to his 2,147,100 followers.

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21 comments
lindajones
lindajones

@anniemal I showed this to all but one of my classes today!

lindajones
lindajones

@ChicagoLeah @anniemal have fun girls--

andyburns
andyburns

@caerickson that video is awesome. I keep humming it and muttering about Hot Cheetos and Takis.

caerickson
caerickson

@eriktmpls @solace No crap I did miss that. I've been Twitter-absent a lot lately. Great story, great track.

EricJohnJensen
EricJohnJensen

@DanRubenstein @treykerby @TAMU ruining everything like a 4th quarter from @ryantannehill1

Don_tBeMe
Don_tBeMe

@treykerby "Hot Cheetos ..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Texas A&M University.

usctadsg
usctadsg

@DanRubenstein @treykerby Why does Texas A&M have to ruin everything?

DanLom
DanLom

@treykerby this video makes me hungry, too bad I've never seen Takis in Canada before #snacks

DanAmira
DanAmira

@thatdanstewart Follow up question: What the hell is a Taki?

SierraFern
SierraFern

Kudos to this program and to these kids.  It's really sad to see all the negative comments on the youtube page.  I'm sure those kids read them and that's not proactive or positive at all.  Big ups to the North Community YMCA and the North Community in general.  Those kids need programs like this!  Kids and people need LOVE not HATE.

treykerby
treykerby

@DanLom I'm not even sure what they are, but they are a great song.

SierraFern
SierraFern

p.s. I LOVE that they are almost to 15,000 views.  When I watched it yesterday, it was only at 1,000!

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