MC-ing & Rap workshop
Learn the art of writing and delivering your own raps in various styles; Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Garage and Break-beat to name a few of the styles explored in this workshop. Participants get to perform their "piece" with the help of a professional MC. May also include beatboxing.
Learn to build self-confidence through performance and unlock creativity. Literacy skills are used to compile self-written "pieces" to backing tracks and technical skills used when recording. Personal and social development is encouraged through team-work, performing as a crew and expressing thoughts and feelings through music/lyrics.
Young people are encouraged to focus their writing (of raps) on subjects important to them and in support of current events, affairs and causes they may wish to get involved in. For example if a local community or charity event is taking place, they may wish to use MC-ing as a way to get involved and express their feelings on the issues.
The MC-ing & Rap workshop leaders
Our MC-tutors have been rapping professionally for many years in clubs, events, festivals and youth groups as well as for recorded and session, work. They have performed live with bands, for the BBC and recorded albums and written lyrical content for songs. Like all our other experienced tutors, our MC tutors have worked extensively with young people in schools and community projects and are very skilled at engaging and interacting with young learners.
"I was slightly nervous about doing this as a team building activity, especially running it at 8.30 in the morning! But it was a huge success. With the ice-breaker Matt and Adam dispelled any awkwardness and by the end of it we had to prise the microphone away from some of them!" - Jane Roberts, Communications Manager, ABN AMRO
Scheme of work
- Encourage people to gain confidence in performing and creativity
- Compiling a self written music piece to a backing track and possibly recording the final project
Highlights of the workshop:
- Working as a team (crew) and getting to perform their final piece together.
All participants will have the opportunity to:
- Be creative and express feelings and thoughts through music and lyrics
Evidence of participation
Many youth schemes require evidence of learners' participation and achievements in wider learning projects to contribute to the young person's file or CV. Top Dog can support this by providing a Top Dog Certificate of Achievement.