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Local rapper Ekoh releases anti-bullying video

Ekoh (center), on the set for his new video at Green Valley High School (PHOTO: BILL HUGHES)
Ekoh (center), on the set for his new video at Green Valley High School (PHOTO: BILL HUGHES)

It's become increasingly harder to say Las Vegans don't look out for one another.

Two weeks ago, we reported that a local rapper named Ekoh had filmed a music video at Green Valley High School for his song, "Falling Together." The educational facility reportedly agreed to allow filming to procede on campus and during a school day only because of its anti-bullying theme. Ekoh has returned the favor by not only earmarking all proceeds of the song's iTunes downloads to go to GVHS' anti-bullying program, but producing a professional — if no-holds-barred and occasionally stark — short film that does right by participating staff and students, and strikes the right emotional chord. 

The video has been uploaded onto YouTube for public consumption, and can be streamed here

"We hope that the impact will be huge, and we really hope it will make it out to the eyes of as many people as possible," says the rapper. His new EP, Zzyzx Road, comes out this Tuesday, March 19.

Green Valley High School is known for its progressive, honest approach to social issues, especially those that pertain to and impact youth. During the 2009-2010 school year, its theater department staged gay-themed productions like The Laramie Project and Rent, earning it a spot in this newspaper's Local Heroes issue