Writing with the 4 Elements of Hip-Hop: MCing
- Thursday, November 16, 2023
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highlights from the Event
Join us every Thursday this month to celebrate National Hip-Hop History Month. This year we celebrate 50 years of hip-hop artistry, innovation and global transcendence — recognizing the culture and music that has been originated and shaped by Black America for decades.
Today is a good day to work on storytelling to a beat, using the most important poetic device in rap: rhyme. How can we use rap to tell stories of positivity and escapism?
The workshop will be led by international slam poetry champion, Anthony McPherson. McPherson's work incorporates various art forms, as well as a myriad of character impressions, to address race, art, and his own biracial identity. He's appeared on Button Poetry, in HuffPost, and Upworthy, and has reached over ten million views since his first viral poem, "All Lives Matter: 1800's Edition."
Image: Photograph of DJ Kool Herc with sound system at T-Connection