LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Music students at a school in Watts had a big surprise Thursday when they arrived in class to find that a new state-of-the-art music production studio had been set up.
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The studio was built in a classroom at Markham Middle School. The studio was built in secret and thanks to a donation from a charity created by New Zealand rap artist Lil ‘Mussie.
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The studio includes beat pads, Fender guitars and an electric keyboard. The plan is also to add a check-in booth.
It also has a green wall which includes a neon sign that reads “Wall of Bread”. It also has a mural that features black artists who grew up in Watts, including Nipsey Hussle and Tyrese Gibson. The mural was created by artist Tehrell Porter.
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“I know we can produce the next artist who ends up on someone’s mural at their school,” Markham Middle School vice-principal Yumi Kawasaki told CBSLA.