High School Dropout (from COH Hip-Hop Lyricism workshop)

Just a clip from a Hip-Hop lyricism workshop I do at Center on Halsted every Thursday evening. This workshop we picked a topic and worked with Volunteer Mr. Cameron (keys) to create a beat. The youth agreed on a topic. One group worked on a “hook” for the song, the others (more lyrically/rap inclined) wrote […]




Just a clip from a Hip-Hop lyricism workshop I do at Center on Halsted every Thursday evening. This workshop we picked a topic and worked with Volunteer Mr. Cameron (keys) to create a beat. The youth agreed on a topic. One group worked on a “hook” for the song, the others (more lyrically/rap inclined) wrote 16s. This segment features powerful verses by Young Fredrick and yours truly from the perspective of a young dropout learning about the error of his decision and a teacher discussing the importance of schooling. The verses probably should be reversed, but I think it’s worth sharing a bit of what I do with LGBTQ and straight-ally youth in Chicago. Enjoy


Source by Tim’m