(CNN) - With music and arts education budgets looking grim at schools around the country, some groups and artist are stepping in to fill the void. CNN's Soledad O'Brien spoke with hip-hop producer and artist Swizz Beats and Music Unites founder Michelle Edgar about their work with students in the Bronx - Swizz Beats' home.
"When they have that type of support and energy behind 'em, they're free to float like a butterfly," he said. "You can see them flourish."
Music is somthing that touches the soul, ocupies time, stimoulates the mind, gives hope and insipires. It is something that comes natural, to love the sounds. If music would be taken away from me it would mean you will never see me again. I dont just love a certain genre I love all types of music even classical so if this were to be taken away there would be no me you see.
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