Autism speaks, raps, and sings! Converse partnered with Autism Speaks to give young musicians with autism a platform to create, alongside some of the biggest names in music. Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles, an aspiring rapper hit Converse’s Rubber Tracks studio for a jam session with Adrienne Bailon and music duo Timeflies. Converse then devoted the cost for studio time to Autism Speaks. Converse CEO Jim Calhoun, shared his thoughts on the partnership:
“We are excited to partner with Autism Speaks to provide a platform for creativity We proudly support an organization that advocates for the needs of individuals with autism and by opening the doors of Converse Rubber Tracks, we extend the creative spirit to budding musicians in that community.”
What’s even sweeter is that Rio’s family stands behind his musical aspirations. Rio’s mom, who was onhand for her son’s jam session, expressed the joy she felt seeing her child live out his dreams. His father often transcribes his lyrics whenever he’s inspired to rap.
Beautiful! Find out more about Converse’s Rubber Tracks and Autism Speaks here.
Photo: Autism Speaks’ Facebook