Female Artists Come Together for School of Doodle

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When we think of girl power, the first image that might come to mind are women fighting for equal rights because there should be equality for all women (and people in general).

But, what happens when you take some of the most powerful women from the rock world and get them together for a worthy cause? You get those women raising funds to help give girls a chance to excel in the arts.

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for School of Doodle, a new online high school for girls that seek to “activate girls’ imaginations through entertainment, education, and community.”

And the list of musicians who are involved will blow your mind. Courtney Love, Kim Gordon (formerly of  Sonic Youth), Yoko Ono, Sia, Cat Power, and Pussy Riot. Visual artist Jenny Holzer and actress Natasha Lyone have also been enlisted to help with the campaign.

The project seeks to raise $75,000 and to do so, they will be selling a collection of doodles and drawings by the musicians as well as other female artists and thinkers. The book is currently available with a $50 donation to the campaign.

“We are very specific in using the word ‘imagination’ and not ‘creativity,'” campaign creator Molly Logan said in an email sent to MTV about the project.

“We find that people interpret creativity as tied to art or learned skills while they all agree that imagination is something everyone has and takes many forms. Lessons will not be restricted to art and the development of the curriculum will be driven by our Doodle community and our teen board of directors.”

At present time, the campaign has raised $47,706 with 26 days left. If everything goes according to plan and the donation goals are met, the school will be opened by late 2014.

Will Smith Raps ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’

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To most of us that grew up in the 90s, Will Smith will always be the ‘Fresh Prince’ and this video proves that he still has the moves, well lines, down pact.

While at South London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields High School last week, he appeared at an assembly and went on to rap the iconic Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme at the request of a bunch of giddy girls and probably anyone else who watched all six seasons of the hit television show.

The actor/rapper/everything was in the UK to watch his son, Jaden, open up for Justin Bieber on his European tour and was invited to the school by Streatham Member of Parliament, Chuka Umunna.

Now, let’s kick it old school: