Briefly: New rap contest to bring city youths to Woolsey Hall stage

In an effort to combat violence, crime and disparity among plagued communities, the rap duo of Antonio Ennis (Twice Thou) and Edward Anderson (Edo.G) — together known as 4peace — have teamed up with Yale University Bands to offer Connecticut high school students the chance to perform original raps on stage. The “Rap 4 Justice Contest,” for which submissions are due today, challenges teenagers to write lyrics that describe a social issue without using obscene or violent phrases. The winner will perform his or her lyrical creations onstage to a backbeat and classical mix by 4Peace and Yale Bands in Woolsey Hall on May 6.