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CHH Artist, Dwayne Reed, garners national attention with video

Dwayne Reed

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Artist and teacher Dwayne Reed garnered national attention earlier this week.

Instead of sending out a “Welcome Back” newsletter, Reed got creative with his approach and created the song, “Welcome to the 4th Grade,” for his students. Reed works at Jane Stenson Elementary School in Chicago, and is in his first year of teaching.

The song and video gained attention from several news outlets and has been shared multiple times amongst teachers and students. Reed has been featured on Good Morning America and had even got the attention of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

Reed is not a stranger to the Christian hip hop scene as he released a few singles, has been associated with CTZN Collective artists Kareem Manuel and Decipha, and has been featured as one of’s Freshman 15 of 2016.

The song was produced by Steve Thompson and is available on Bandcamp for free below:

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Mikaela "Laide Mak" McIntosh is an editor and reporter for She can also be heard on the Wade-O Radio Show. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Mass Media from Valdosta State University and a Master of Arts degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. You can follow her on Twitter @Mikaelalaidemak.

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