1. Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education


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    learn more and get the book at www.hiphopgenius.org follow on twitter at twitter.com/husslington this video illustrates (literally!) the concept of Hip Hop Genius. these ideas are explored more fully in my book, Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education (www.hiphopgenius.org) the drawings were done by Mike McCarthy, a student at College Unbound (www.collegeunbound.org), a school that exemplifies many of the values espoused in the film. the entire video was shot in College Unbound's seminar space, where Mike has built a studio for his company Drawn Along (www.drawnalong.com). the end sequence was shot by Graham Wheeler, a recent graduate of the East Bay Met (www.eastbaymet.org), a high school that also embodies many of the principles of Hip Hop Genius. Graham and Mike edited the whole video as well. the beat at the end was made by DJ Tek, who worked with me at the AS220 Broad Street Studio (www.as220.org/youth) back in the day... our work there was the genesis of much of my thinking about Hip Hop Genius. several of the young people in the video are or have been affiliated with that program. big shouts to Tim Natividad for his collaboration on the ideation and writing; big shouts to everyone who appears in the video and to everyone who came through, but didn't make it in; big shouts to David "TC" Ellis, Tony Simmons, and everyone at the High School for Recording Arts (www.hsra.org); and big shouts to the whole Hip Hop Genius crew. check us out at www.HIPHOPGENIUS.org

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    • Hip-Hop Word Count x Google Earth


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      Visualization Of Rapper Geo Codes In Google Earth. I converted the rapper City/State/County data into their respective geo coordinates and used those as input for Google Earth. The Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 50,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day; the database is the heart of a web based analysis tool that generates textual and quantified reports on searched phrases, syntax, memes and socio-political ideas.

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      • PAA All-Stars at 10 Years of Rhapsody at House of Blues Cleveland


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        The PAA All-Stars are the most exceptional alumni and students from Progressive Arts Alliance's annual RHAPSODY Hip-Hop Summer Arts Camp. Current members of the group are Diandre "Prophet" Byfield, Tyler "Sky" Drummer, Connor "Urbindex" Musarra, Stephen "Kennedy Blaq" Phillips, and Eric "Eazy" Solomon. This video features their live performance from PAA's 10th anniversary celebration at the House of Blues Cleveland on Saturday, August 11, 2012. The songs featured are a part of their recent album release "Horizons." Footage for this video was captured by Eric Schilling, Dan Seigelman, and Wayne Smith III. Wayne Smith III edited this video. For more information about the PAA All-Stars, visit http://www.facebook.com/PAAALLSTARS

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