Columbus mayor sings in rap video aimed at kids


COLUMBUS — The mayor of Columbus makes an appearance in a new rap video produced by the city that’s aimed at trying to keep teens in school.

The video starring Mayor Michael B. Coleman and local rappers Marquis Mitchell and William Pace was put up on YouTube on Thursday.

Coleman doesn’t rap but bobs in the background and helps sing along with the chorus, which goes “If I can dream it, I can achieve it. Be all that I can be. In life I can succeed.”

The video — titled “Succeed” — also features The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Jack Hanna, former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee and other personalities.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the video was filmed by City Government TV crews, who are paid by the city.