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Upcoming Hip-Hop Education Workshop in NYC on Thursday 10/15

Hey all, I’m doing a hip-hop education workshop in New York City next Thursday, October 15 at Spreadhouse Coffee on the Lower East Side. This workshop was supposed to take place in the summer, but it was moved to this fall date due to venue issues. Spreadhouse Coffee is located on Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey. I […]

Update: Venue Change for #HipHopEd Workshop on Thursday 8/6

Hey all, There was an issue with the original venue that was scheduled to host my workshop next week on Thursday 8/6. The new location is Spreadhouse Coffee on the Lower East Side. It’s on Suffolk St. between Rivington and Delancey – and I’m told it’s an even better space. I hope you’ll still join […]

Educators: I’m teaching a workshop on #HipHopEd @ NYC location on 8/6

What you will learn: This will be a workshop and discussion that demonstrates some of the best practices in hip-hop and spoken word education. This might involve warm-up games from Theatre of the Oppressed, mini-lessons, studying of student artifacts, close-reading exercises with hip-hop lyrics, and creative writing prompts. Where: Spreadhouse Coffee 116 Suffolk St. (between Rivington and Delancey) New York, […]

We Gon’ Be Alright: A reflection on Kendrick Lamar’s visit

“Something for me even bigger than mentoring is really listening…When I do that we have a little bit bigger [of a] connection than me being Kendrick Lamar and you being the student. It’s almost like we’re friends because a friend listens.” – Kendrick Lamar at High Tech High School Reflecting on Kendrick Lamar’s visit to […]

Why Schools Should Include Hip-Hop In The Curriculum

Most classes start with a “Do Now” or “Warm-Up.” Mine often start with a hip-hop cypher. In a cypher, students stand in a circle, spread at equal distances, and one at a time, contribute a rhyme, line of poetry, thought, idea, or affirmation. This circle is the pedagogical foundation of the work I do in […]