Music education blog of a choir, band, jazz, technology teacher.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hip Hop Assignments
1. Creating a youTube "Favorites" playlist.
Sign in to youtube using your google/youtube account. If you do not have an account (most of you do) then create one. Remember to sign out at end of class!!!!
Create a playlist called "Hip-Hop Favorites". To create a new playlist click the share button on the video and "Create New Playlist". Once you create playlist you will use same button to just add videos to it.
You can only include TEN videos in playlist. These will be your TEN FAVORITE hip hop songs. Not nine, not eight, not eleven. Ten.
Try to include songs that are creative enough that they aren't one long swear word marathon.
Sign out of youtube!!
2. Create a flow chart of one of the following classic hip-hop tunes. Most of you will use pencil/paper to do this. Some of these are LONG. You don't have to flow chart the entire song. Check with me as you create.
"Rapper's Delight" - Sugar Hill Gang
"The Message" - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
"Wild Wild West" - Kool Moe Dee
"Fight for Your Rght" - Beastie Boys
"Can I Kick It?" - A Tribe Called Quest
"King of Rock" - Run DMC
3. Watch one of the following hip hop movies. Please realize there are some "bad words" in these movies.
"Style Wars". This is a very important documentary. You will see a lot of important artists when they were very young. It was made in 1982 so the styles are different. You will learn a lot about teenagers and their music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynCdOL5cEE