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Rapper Akala meets students at Brighton’s Homewood College

The Argus: Rapper meets students Rapper meets students

Hip-hop star Akala met students for a workshop with a difference.

The star was joined by the Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company for a visit to Brighton’s Homewood College, a special school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

The workshop encouraged students to explore their own musical and poetic creativity through fusing hip-hop and grime with the timeless work of the great playwright.

The aim was to challenge preconceptions about the music and the playwright’s work.

Headteacher of the Queensdown School Road scool, Simon Charleton said: “ This workshop has stimulated the thinking of many of our learners and helped them realise their own potential and that Shakespeare is as relevant to their lives as to those of the time in which he wrote.

“ I would like to thank Lucy Thompson – one of our members of staff – for organising the day.”


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8:42am Sun 6 Apr 14

From beer to uncertainty says...

Can't play an instrument? Can't sing? Want to emulate a misogynistic and homophobic American sub-culture that has greatly promoted gangsta culture, violent crime and gross stupidity as virtues...leaving a generation of kids to value wilful ignorance as being cool? Then rapping could be for you.
Can't play an instrument? Can't sing? Want to emulate a misogynistic and homophobic American sub-culture that has greatly promoted gangsta culture, violent crime and gross stupidity as virtues...leaving a generation of kids to value wilful ignorance as being cool? Then rapping could be for you. From beer to uncertainty
  • Score: 3

8:52am Sun 6 Apr 14

Baffled of Brighton says...

Cringe
Cringe Baffled of Brighton
  • Score: -1

3:33pm Sun 6 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

Whilst I no longer listen to the Hit Parade, I try to keep down wid da kidz. But I can honestly say I have never heard of this idiot, not even in passing.

Rap music is for in-breds. End of.
Whilst I no longer listen to the Hit Parade, I try to keep down wid da kidz. But I can honestly say I have never heard of this idiot, not even in passing. Rap music is for in-breds. End of. NathanAdler
  • Score: 0

11:03am Mon 7 Apr 14

TIMBURRY says...

Never heard of him and is in the photo. ..Couldn't they get FIZZLE OUT?
Never heard of him and is in the photo. ..Couldn't they get FIZZLE OUT? TIMBURRY
  • Score: 0

6:37pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MissEducate says...

From beer to uncertainty wrote:
Can't play an instrument? Can't sing? Want to emulate a misogynistic and homophobic American sub-culture that has greatly promoted gangsta culture, violent crime and gross stupidity as virtues...leaving a generation of kids to value wilful ignorance as being cool? Then rapping could be for you.
You have clearly never listened to Akala. You just made yourself sound incredibly ignorant. There are such things as conscious rappers who haven't sold out to mainstream labels and don't bow down to the media in delivering the dominant 'urban' ideology of violence and disrespect to women. Check yourself before you wreck yourself sweetheart KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
[quote][p][bold]From beer to uncertainty[/bold] wrote: Can't play an instrument? Can't sing? Want to emulate a misogynistic and homophobic American sub-culture that has greatly promoted gangsta culture, violent crime and gross stupidity as virtues...leaving a generation of kids to value wilful ignorance as being cool? Then rapping could be for you.[/p][/quote]You have clearly never listened to Akala. You just made yourself sound incredibly ignorant. There are such things as conscious rappers who haven't sold out to mainstream labels and don't bow down to the media in delivering the dominant 'urban' ideology of violence and disrespect to women. Check yourself before you wreck yourself sweetheart KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! MissEducate
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Mon 7 Apr 14

MissEducate says...

NathanAdler wrote:
Whilst I no longer listen to the Hit Parade, I try to keep down wid da kidz. But I can honestly say I have never heard of this idiot, not even in passing.

Rap music is for in-breds. End of.
And you are?????
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: Whilst I no longer listen to the Hit Parade, I try to keep down wid da kidz. But I can honestly say I have never heard of this idiot, not even in passing. Rap music is for in-breds. End of.[/p][/quote]And you are????? MissEducate
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