At a early age we all are awakened to get ready for school, starting with grammar, middle then HIGH school. While this seems ordinary, the environment & it’s elements play a pivotal role as the backdrop of many social ill’s & unrest in our society.
Loosely based on the 1980’s movie “Lean On Me” where a fiery principal goes to no end to save a downtrodden high school. This hip hop musical depiction of a community is only demographic in title, it underscores the challenges we face in our city & countless urban cities of this great country.
Our children leave the home to a school where education is no longer the top priority, making it back home safely is. It is what they encounter that helps to shape them at this very impressionable age. The pressure to fit into this world of poverty, inadequate education & resources, classicism, yes I said that, bullying, drugs, use & selling, domestic violence, guns, murder, suicide, unprotected sex etc…… is overwhelming!
BenOfficial Music’s VERDICT takes you through the elements of this environment having not long ago left the high school experience himself.
LISTEN….. LISTEN….. LISTEN…. This is the stark & grave reality in which our children live! But like everything we’ve endured we are SURVIVORS & must keep our head up HIGH while making the most of the least on the lower end!!!
R.I.P COACH GEORGE COKER , ALLANTAE POWELL, SIRAYLAFA “MINNIE” LOVEJOY
EASTSIDE HIGH IS AVAILABLE @ SHANTINIQUE’S, PRESS PLAY EASTLAND NORTHLAND LOCATIONS ETC.
Jacq “Pauly” Lovejoy
Exec.Producer BenOfficial Music