9-year-old suburban boy is a positive rapper: 'I want to make learning cool'

A 9-year-old from DeKalb is trying to change the rap game and transform his generation.

Each of his songs has a positive message that he hopes will inspire his peers.  

"My music is positive and I want to make learning cool and the other music that kids listen to today is a lot of violence and cussing and all that stuff,” said Kamel Ollie.

At just 9-years-old, Kamel Ollie -- or “K” to his fans -- has performed at local elementary and middle schools. His dad is his biggest groupie, and music runs in the family.  

"While I was making music I noticed that he was paying attention to me and that right there made me like switch it up because my music was negative to be honest, so I wanted to switch it up because he would repeat my lyrics and stuff like that,” dad Jermel Ollie said.

"if I miss assignments, I make them up. Cause all I want is them A’s and B's. Ain’t good with them C's and D's, and an F ain't good for me like trying to start the car with the house key,” Kamel said.

FOX 32: Did you have that lesson when you were younger, did you have that positive influence?

"No I didn't. I had the negative around me so that's how I know how powerful music is these days and I know we can make a big change if we stick to the positive,” Jermel said.

It has certainly been the key to their success, and in getting “K” to excel in school.  

"Because I can grow up and get jobs and do whatever I want to do. I don't know but I know I can do good things,” Kamel said.

"You want them to be the next president you've got to put that time and energy into it to make them become the next president. You get in what you put out,” Jermel said.

"Yeah, he's a good dad,” Kamel said.

Jermel hopes he can take his son on a global tour with their music. They've already created songs about manners and anti-bullying. Next they are tackling racism.

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