Denver Rapper Jericho Son of None Helps Struggling Kids Find an Outlet in Hip-Hop

"Everyone else in my family was an addict, and I was an addict of creativity, and that saved my life," says rapper Jericho Son of None. He's been active in the Denver hip-hop community for years, spending time in a group called Educated Figures.

He now teaches history and geography -- as well as an after school music program with an emphasis on rap -- at Ace Community Challenge School, located at Santa Fe and 8th. The school is set up as a way to help kids who struggled mostly with discipline issues in traditional schools get credits toward a diploma. "These are the kids who are considered by everyone else to be the hard ones to deal with. Personally, I don't consider them that," says Jericho. "I consider them the ones who have more potential, because no one has tapped into them yet."

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