THE MUSIC is unlike any musical theater score you've heard...it takes the most current pop music styles and shapes them into modern musical drama, creating a whole new sound for the musical stage, and mixing modern hip hop and pop production techniques with samples from recordings made during the civil rights movement. THE LYRICS are about struggle, hope, ambition, anger, injustice, love, and the promise of a new generation. They are heavily influenced by soul, R&B, blues, and especially hip hop. THE STORY is about inner-city teenagers coming together to take back their community center from the drug dealers who now control the neighborhood. In the process, they bring hope to their community and learn how powerful they are when they stand together.