Cheryl 38 yr old African American mother who raps

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Cheryl 38 yr old African American mother who raps 
We are working on a series of short (2-5 minute) educational animations for parents. These animations are fun, entertaining, but also meant to serve as parenting resources.

Cheryl is a recurring character in our animations. She is a 38 year old African American mother, who lives with her family in Chicago. She is very involved with her immediate family (her college-age son and husband) as well as her extended family, who she spends a lot of time with. Cheryl is a strong female figure: confident, a little sassy, and soulful.

In this script, Cheryl raps. Her rap is the climax of the animation, so we need a confident female voice talent who can both rap AND act. We have the lyrics of the rap but we don't have a specific beat in mind--we need someone who is willing to experiment a little bit with what sounds best.

A phone-patch isn't necessary but since this role might require a little bit of coaching, it would be very helpful. 
2010-06-30 13:21:53 GMT
2010-07-09 09:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 75
2 mins
English - USA and Canada
African American affect
Middle Age Female
• Phone Patch OR
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks AND
• Provide voice direction
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

Please read Cheryl's line. She is having a conversation with her brother-in-law, John, about his daughter Michaela, who might have ADHD. Feel free to experiment with the rap--use your intuition as a voice artist!  
Cheryl: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (insert each word as Cheryl says them, and put ‘ADHD’ in parenthesisat the end. Make sure to capitalize the first letter of each word, and underline each ne too.) is no disease – but experts say it is biological. In other words, Michaela may be tryin’ her best but tryin’ may not be enough.

John (taking the paper from Cheryl) : What am I supposed to do – tell her not to try?

Cheryl: (insert title: You got to read the signs). You got to read the signs…

John: Signs, what sign?

Cheryl (RAP BEGINS HERE): Signs, signs, what are the signs?

Cheryl (continues rap):
When your kid can’t focus, don’t go all hopeless,
Check your ego at the door and look for the signs
Has your kid really left off tryin’?
Or are there other problems underlyin’–

Cheryl (continues rap): The signs,
Ch-ch-ch-check ‘em! Check out the signs.
Cheryl (continues rap): AD/HD ain’t no disease
And it’s got nothing to do with bein’ lazy
Just means that some minds
Don’t think alike and some need help to unify
Cheryl (continues rap):
The signs,
Ch-ch-ch-check ‘em! Check out the signs.
Cheryl: (continues rap):
So when your child struggles with concentration
Don’t fall back on accusation
Tell your child’s teacher your observation
And ask if she might need special education [or an evaluation]. 
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