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Lyricism 101:The History of Hip-Hop
The History of Hip-Hop- Hip-hop has a long and rich history. Research, learn and drop some knowledge on the art form. Follow this activity on the BGCA My Future platform.
Lyricism 101: The Five Elements of Hip Hop
The Five Elements of Hip Hop- You are the scientist, discover the 5 elements of Hip Hop! Nearly all cultures have oral/poetic traditions (such as rap), music (in hip-hop culture, this comes from the DJ), dance (such as b-boying/b-girling) and art (in hip-hop, graffiti/aerosol art). Now that we’ve discovered the roots, what do YOU think the future of Hip Hop looks like? Follow this activity on the BGCA My Future Platform.
Lyricism 101: Enter the Cipher
In hip-hop culture, the cipher represents 360 degrees, a completion of thought, the continuum, and the giving/exchange of energy or information. Even from your home computer or mobile phone you can participate in your own personal cipher. Review Materials and follow the directions for this activity on BGCA’s My Future platform.
Lyricism 101: Where I’m From
Hip Hop lyrics often highlight the importance of place, home and identity. Take some time to apply the techniques of the writing cipher to call out where YOU’RE from. Review Materials and follow the directions for this activity on BGCA’s My Future platform.
Lyricism 101: R.A.P. Rhythmic Alliteration Poetry
The lyrical art of Hip Hop is RAP. But what specifically defines a lyric as a RAP? Read and write Rhymes in Associative Poems, Rethinking A Proposition: what makes a RAP? Review Materials and follow the directions for this activity on BGCA’s My Future platform.
Voice Recording basics
Use these activities on the BGCA My Future platform to learn the basics of sound recording and editing.
Music Recording and Producing
Make your own song! Convert a song you like into a Karaoke version for sing-a-longs… and much more! Use these activities on the BGCA My Future platform to learn how to make your own sweet music.