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R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats & Bars // The DJ Kool Herc Song

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.

Thanks for watching and sharing liberally. Stay tuned! R.H.Y.M.E is coming


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

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