The Build Up: Episode 6, Baltimore Courtyard Renovation Reveal, and Reflection on Community Impact


Previously on The Build Up. The Cultural Arts
Center is a place where everybody comes
together in the community. Wow! Beautiful! The goal is for us to be able
to feed the community two days a week for free. What if– food trailer? It can go anywhere and serve
the community at large. Wow! I’m John. And I’m Anthony. We’re design and
construction experts. Ellen sent us on a mission
to help extraordinary people doing amazing things
in their community– This is so sweet
that you do this. You go back to high school. And you help with an
after-school program to help kids. –and then pay it forward with
some incredible renovations and life-changing surprises. Oh, my goodness! This is The Build Up. We’ve been helping Baltimore’s
Downtown Cultural Arts Center, where it’s been
owner Renny’s dream to be able to feed the community. And it’s finally time to
make that dream a reality. Guys, why don’t you
turn around right here. What? What? Goodness! Oh, man! Wow! That is bananas! You wanted to be
able to serve more than just this immediate area. Yes. This, you can tow. You can show up at street fairs. And you can get the word out
about the Downtown Cultural Arts Center and serve
the entire community. Wow! Wow! To have a healthy kitchen for us
to be able to feed the people, I’ve been dreaming
this 20 years-plus. John, and Anthony, and
Ellen made it come true. The Ellen Show! We are so, so very grateful. We put that dream on wheels. We’ve got a brand
new food trailer. But you’re going
to need something to tow it with, right? Oh, my goodness, cut it out! What? Your all-new Chevy Silverado! Oh, my God! Oh, my goodness! Oh! Woo! Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness. I feel great for giving
back to Renny and Carmen because they did so much for us. They deserve everything
they have here. What you guys do inspires us. We want you to be able
to tow this everywhere around the city. So it’s nice and easy. It has its own app. It has a huge screens. It’s easy to tow. You pull right up to it. You take the food trailer
all over Baltimore. We will definitely make sure
that we pay this forward, that the people
benefit from this. Yes! Thank you so very much. And this will not stop here. This will not stop here! Today’s the day we’re going to
perform at the Cultural Arts Center. The whole community’s
going be there. Everybody who is helping
us is going to be there. And it’s just going
to be so amazing. Seeing this space used in
the exact way intended, it felt so good. It just felt like we made
all the right decisions for the community,
for Baltimore. The mayor came. She was thrilled. Oh, my god. So what I want you all to know
is that we’ve been watching. This kind of work really helps
put Baltimore on the map. And it also helps
our young people to aspire to your greatness. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much! Seeing the mayor come to the
Cultural Center Arts Center just means the world to me. It was just, like,
wow, this is amazing. [MUSIC – MACKELMORE – “CAN’T
HOLD US”] Without further ado,
in the new space, The Downtown Cultural
Arts Center Courtyard, Timothy and Malik, let’s
give it up for them, y’all! To see them in front of
the entire community, and everybody
cheering them on, I couldn’t be more proud of them. Return of the Mac, what it
is, what it does, what it is, what it isn’t. Looking for a better
way to get up out of bed instead of getting on
the internet and checking hit again. Stay on my craft. And stick around
for those pounds. But I do that to pass the
torch and put on for my town. And then we go back. They’ve taken things
to another level. And now, they have
their own style. And that makes me feel great. –like the ceiling
can’t hold us! Now, can I kick it? Thank you. Yeah, I’m so damned grateful. I grew up really
wanting gold fronts. But that’s what you get
when Wu-Tang raised you. Why, time to go off. Gone. Deuces, goodbye. I’ve got a world to see. They wanted to bring the
entire community together. And they totally nailed it. This is our moment. Tonight is the night. We’re going to fight
’til it’s over. So we put our hands up like
the ceiling can’t hold us, like the ceiling can’t hold us. These boys are fire. Yo, they looked great up on
the stage, their performance. Everything was beautiful. I’ve never seen somebody throw
a drumstick off the wall and– And catch it! And then play the drums again! And then upside down. Upside down! The drum– That was amazing. It’s great to see Timothy
and Malik perform, and to see the community
come together around them. And I think, for the
Cultural Arts Center, it’s going to bring
a lot exposure to show what the city,
Baltimore City, has to offer. It could not have been a better
end to an absolutely incredible project. I wanted to say thank
you to everybody that’s been on the journey with us. It’s not– It’s not over. It’s not over. It’s only the beginning. And we’re going to
definitely continue to work hard, keep
moving forward. This is how the
cousins always say. Love you. Cheers, man. Love you. Love you. You just keep paying
it forward, man. I’m so happy for everybody
that came into our lives, and helped changed it, and
made it a better place for us, and helped made it better
for everybody else. Awesome work. Awesome work, bud. Love you. Love you, buddy. To the future! To the future! Yeah!

100 thoughts on “The Build Up: Episode 6, Baltimore Courtyard Renovation Reveal, and Reflection on Community Impact

  1. For the 3% of people that read this i hope you all have a great and bright, i really want to hit 10k subscriber before next month.!! Your one second is needed on my channel to make my brand grow ‼️Thanks 🙏🏿 ‼️ let’s hit 10k

  2. I felt so emotional with all of the episodes of this! Great people and now thanks to Ellen and the cousins, they can help and give back to the community even more!

  3. This whole mini series has been absolutely incredible!! Timothy and Malik are an inspiration and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. This makes me want to go out and make my community a better place ❤

  4. What a finale!!!!…. This made my heart burst with so much pride and love….. hard work and commitment to helping others really looks and feels good….😊😀🤗😚👏👏👏👏👏👍

  5. Omg.. literally in tears 😪😭😪God bless the buildup & God bless Ellen DeGeneres for making dreams come true! Those young Men are on 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  6. Please share the Navarete life’s story about Cystic fibrosis please let them come to your show and they love you too and the husband is going to get lungs so please bring them

  7. Awesome community and ❤️ love. Cousins, you did it again. The tears of joy that they never ever thought could happened and to ever see progress in their own community. Outpouring kindness and caring gesture of good results. GOOD WORK! COUSINS!!!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👍👍👍

  8. Please Please Please help @The Peña Fam and Her family get her brother in law the perfect lungs he needs! He has one working lung that only works at 13%. He is in need! Please help their family!

  9. Wow! That is soooooo amazing! Great job to ALL involved! Ellen you have done amazing things in so many people's lives. KUDOS!!!

  10. My name is firas I from Iraq I live in Baghdad. I love you so much Ellen. I watch you on youtube very day you are my superhero.

  11. Love these guys! Tears. Thanks, Ellen, for giving them the opportunity to have this experience and do more good in their community. I hope we see more of them in the future!

  12. I have no idea if Ellen, John, Anthony, Timothy and Malik plan to have another season of this, but I truly hope so.
    Bringing something back to a community only takes one planted seed, one act of kindness, one show of solidarity, one performance to bring a community together. I’ve loved this series and hope to see it again in the future, and hear stories on The Ellen Show from people who’ve been helped and affected by this series in Baltimore. Much love to you all!❤️

  13. This makes me happy not only for the people here in the video but bc I know future generations will be inspired by this!

  14. Onething 'bout Ellen… She can see the kindness of people beyond our level… And with one touch of 'Ellen Shows' it will change live those people forever….

  15. They are definitely innovators, upside down? As for those that were being interviewed, definitely some comedy with those two and the gold teeth 🤭🤣🤣🤣 Great Job EVERYONE 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  16. This is so amazing! There is a big team in the behind and every single one who helped and worked in this project deserves all the best! First of all Ellen is such an amazing person! People like her don’t come so often in this world… she is so special. What a wonderful heart. Seeing things like this inspires me. we should try to give our best in this one life we have to live to be a “good” person. WOW!

  17. These two…..oh man….there's no words. The way the arts get cut in the schools/city budgets and they turn around and show that yes there IS culture surrounding you. Thanks to Ellen for helping these two with their dream.

  18. Ellen really hit it out of the park with this series! It is one of, if not the, most brilliant of her ideas: Take 1 story of inspiration, and "build it up" into so many more. I hope there's more!

  19. This whole experience was amazing. Ellen changes people's lives for the better and the two young men are incredible..great series. And yes it had me in tears. LOL

  20. All the episodes are really inspiring. Thanks for John, Anthony and Ellen doing good to this community. Wish I could be part of this kind of community. I really do

  21. This is an amazing series! That's what it's all about – paying it forward!!  Wishing these boys much success and happiness in their careers. What big hearts they have! KUDOS to their moms and dads for teaching them right! 🙂  Many thinks to Ellen and the designers for taking us along on this journey.

  22. My only regret is that this was a mini series and that it should have been a fulltime series with the possiblity of a renewal. I live in Rome, Italy and it was such a JOY to see African American youth take charge of a situation there and decide to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!! Indeed, they succeeded with their peers in teaching them the gift of music and inspiritng the adults in the community to have pride and become culturally enriched by their performances. Also, the Cultural Arts Courtyard is terrifc!!!! Too many destructive places exist, and now the people have a place of beauty. Thank Ellen and the team that made it possible and the corporate sponsors making this possible. THIS ACTION is what our world need much more of to bring peace and respect back into our society, I feel very honored to have "met" such extraordinary young men with a dream and determination.

  23. The entire Team who started this 'The Build Up' are simpley AMAZING PEOPLE who demonstrated THE GREATEST QUALITIES OF HUMAN SPIRIT WHEN PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER TO EMILIORATE THE HUMAN CONDITION IN THEIR OWN SOCIETY. From Ellen, the Humanist, to the Designers, Anthony & John, to the Young A1 Chops, to the Music Teacher, and the The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to the B/Ravens, etc. and the workers behind the scene who did all that hardwork to help produce this GREAT 4-PART SERIES. RESPECT TO ALL OF THEM.

  24. I am so inspired I really hope that they get another series to this this is a really inspiring show and I really hope to meet Timothy and Malachi one day my brother is a big fan he plays the drums xylophone j ams too I would love to be on the Ellen show also but I’m gonna write a letter I think he play for Barack Obama and went on America’s got talent I hope you guys read this😁

  25. I ABSOLUTELY *ADORED* this mini series!!! I’m sad to see the 6 episodes end. PLEASE make more,Ellen!! I love you and every one of your endeavors. Side note: THIS design team were INCREDIBLE. They are an AMAZING team and are absolutely incredible at what they do. 👏👏👏👏

  26. I am just seeing this for 1st time 7/30/19 in the aftermath of derogatory remarks about Baltimore by you know who. This is a wonderful tribute to the boys and paying it forward. It is exemplary of faith, love and kindness by Ellen to show what Building something Up vs tearing it down can do for individuals and a city…I cried from ther very first Ellen visit. Thank You!!

  27. I love these boys so much & being the daughter, niece & aunt of incredible drummers I’m so happy & proud of them. I am so appreciative of them, the guys who did the renovations, & Ellen for all of their desires to spread good in this and other communities. Love all of y’all.

  28. Where is the supply storing section? Eating ware, paper products? They have 2 fridges or 2 freezers or one of each. Plenty of counters. Looks kinda haphazard. Anyway! The idea is good. The mural is just great! Good luck.

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