Kinecta Scholarship Recipient Records with the Black Eyed Peas!
Osric (Osi) Holt, a 14-year-old scholarship student at the Paramount Academy of Music in West Los Angeles, lived what most would agree was a dream, recently. Thanks to his place at Paramount, made possible by a donation from Kinecta to Ovation Music Fund, Osi found himself recording with the Black Eyed Peas.
Founding members Will.i.am and Printz Board wanted to update their 2003 hit Where is the Love with new lyrics to provide a message of hope and understanding during these sometimes divisive times. Along with guest artists Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, and Mary J. Blige, Will.i.am and Printz Board wanted to add a children’s choir to the end of the song.
That is where our scholarship recipient Osi comes in. “It was so cool,” he said of his experience. “First we went to the studio and did the recording, and then they brought us into another room and we shot the video.”
Osi’s mom, Bootsie Holt, added, “There were 30 kids in total. All ages and ethnicities. The kids had a great time and will be featured at the end of the song.” Kinecta is proud to support Ovation Music Fund and the over 130 schools it helps support. We are also proud of Osi for pursuing his dreams, working hard and possessing a level of maturity uncommon in a 14-year-old. His final thoughts reflect that perfectly, “It was great to get a chance to help out. It’s time for a message of Hope.”
Ovation Music Fund and kids like Osi give us that hope. To find out more about Ovation Music Fund, visit www.ovationmusicfund.org.