Young rappers say ‘peace out’ to skeptics
“Glaciers melting, waters rising, sky is storming, global warming!”
That’s how a rap written by a group of Vermont teens begins. And they hope it ends with local lawmakers taking action on climate change.
The students, who call themselves X-10, first drew attention this spring with their rap, “802,” which described life in Vermont. Their video has been viewed more than 123,000 times on YouTube.
Instead of 802, they’re now rapping about CO2 — carbon dioxide, which some scientists blame for global warming. They’re urging lawmakers to override Governor Jim Douglas’ veto of H. 520, a bill that calls for a new energy efficiency program to combat global warming.
The members of X-10 said writing about pollution was tougher than writing about pizza, a topic in their first song. But they said global warming and the environment were important issues to their generation.
Word. Check out their video: