Thrive Collective R.H.Y.M.E Rhymes help young minds excel 2022 Winter music and mentoring program in collaboration with The Point CDC and Bronx Arts Elementary.
5th grade scholars in the Bronx learned about DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican American Hip Hop pioneer by reading the book "When The Beat Was Born" by Laban Carrick Hill. Students then made the connection between lyrics and literature, story telling an songwriting by turning Kool Herc's story based on the book into bars! Scholars wrote an original Hip Hop song and went on field trip to record the song at La Bodega Studio in the Bronx.
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The Point CDC x R.H.Y.M.E x Thrive Collective x Bronx Arts Elementary
Lead teaching artist Randy Mason
Beat by Rob Ayala
Recording done at La Bodega Studio / engineered by Hitz.
Music video by Eric Mason
Cover art by Rob Ayala
Based on the life of Hip Hop pioneer and icon DJ Kool Herc
Based on the book "When The Beat Was Born" by Laban Carrick Hill