'Hot Cheetos' kids look to make it big

5:39 AM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The group known for "Hot Cheetos and Takis," is looking to make it big.

"This has been really fun and really busy," says 12-year-old Glenn Carter, a member of the group. 

The group, now called The K.I.D.S., has signed with ALK Entertainment Group, a production company in Los Angeles. In the months to come, the company will help the rap crew sign with a label.

"We're just following our dreams," says Carter. "We want our music to have a positive message."

Their music video "Hot Cheetos and Takis" has more than 5.4 million views and the song has been downloaded 7,000 times on iTunes.

It's a song developed from the Beats and Rhymes program at the YMCA North Community Youth and Teen Enrichment Center in North Minneapolis.

"None of the songs we've done have taken off like this has," says Alicia Johnson, the program's director. "We're excited for the young people to share that gift with others."

The K.I.D.S. are working with AGM Studios in Minneapolis where they are rehearsing and writing new music.

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