Helping Oakland Youth Keep the Beat 

Through his work with the African American Male Achievement program and 51Oakland, hip-hop artist Jahi gave his middle school students an opportunity to perform at Yoshi's.

The seventeen middle-schoolers could barely conceal the swagger in their step as they stood under the hot lights, each gripping a handmade drum in one hand and a stick in the other. Clad in button-down shirts and ties, the young men looked…

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