Former Young Citizen winner rapper Rychus Ryter releases his debut album

Rapper Rychus Ryter is aiming to raise money for his cause Righteous Impact

Rapper Rychus Ryter is aiming to raise money for his cause Righteous Impact - Credit: Archant

A rapper dedicated to changing the lives of local youths released his debut album on Friday.

Rychus Ryter, otherwise known as Jonathan Kabamba, of Chadwell Heath, has spent the past 12 months working on tracks for The Crossover - which is now available to download on iTunes.

The 23-year-old can be regularly seen delivering motivational speeches at colleges, attempting to tempt troubled teens back on to the right path.

His message can be heard loud and clear in his new release, which features songs such as Stand Up, Change The World and Like One Of Them.

In January last year Kabamba released a song paying tribute to Seven Kings student, Louis Mafienga, who died in his sleep.

He is a previous winner of the Recorder’s monthly Young Citizen award for all his work encouraging and inspiring young people.

Coming from what he previously described as a “rough” background, the rapper pulled through a turbulent youth that saw him involved with gangs and performing poorly at school.

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Kabamba has been spreading his message of “change” since 2009, and has been a regular fixture at local hospitals, including King George Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes, to speak with patients and even hand out presents to young children.

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