Grammy nominated producer Kevin “Khao” Cates, responsible for selling more than 30 million records while producing for the likes of T.I, R. Kelly, Jay-Z and Rick Ross, attended a star-studded affair, “Solution for our Youth” launch of his Bridge DA Gap non-profit organization last night in Atlanta at the Foundry at Puritan Mill.
From Teddy Riley to Dr. Dennis Kimbro, stars came out in support of Khao who designed a curriculum for youth that addresses societal issues that are often overlooked in school. This was a pivotal moment for Khao to see his dream come to fruition. He invested more than $1 million dollars of his own money into the program which is now in several schools in Georgia, several other states, Nassau Bahamas and in Boys and Girls Clubs across America.
Arrested Development rocked the house with a few old school jams and mistress of ceremonies actress Meagan Good sent a video message and couldn’t make the event because of a conflict with her acting schedule.
Honored at the event was Mayor Kasim Reed, Dr. Charles Steele Jr., Curley M. Dossman, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, Dr. Eddie Davis and Atlanta’s own Amanda Davis from Fox 5.
For more on this story, check out the upcoming November issue of Tastemaker Magazine where I complete a full interview with Khao and delve into what the Bridge DA Gap program is all about and his journey from being a super producer for top rappers to being an advocate for young kids.
Kia Morgan Smith is the Editor in Chief of Tastemaker Magazine.View all KiaMSmith posts.