School gives rappers chance to ‘let out’ their art [Article]
Don’t miss this piece by Sandra Sperounes of the Edmonton Journal as she examines the unique music opportunities offered at Edmonton’s Inner City High School. The school is dedicated to helping what it calls “high-risk urban youth” and the course, dedicated to hip-hop, is run by teacher/rapper Karan Singh aka Corvid Lorax. The course teaches students to write rhymes, craft beats and even how to record. They’ve recently put together the school’s first compilation called Inner City Soundz Vol. 1 and there’s more on the way. You can find the link to the full article below.
Edmonton, AB – Readin’, writin’ and rappin’ are all part of Keaton Cardinal’s homework at Inner City High School. The 18-year-old Edmonton student is learning to write rhymes, create hip-hop beats, and record songs with the help of teacher and rapper Karan Singh. “The school gave me a chance to let out my art,” says Cardinal.
“I’ve listened to hip-hop all my life, pretty much since I was young, but never really got a chance to do it.”
His song, Warning, is one of 18 featured on the school’s first CD compilation, Inner City Soundz Vol. 1. “Messing with me is like swimming in a shark tank; I solve my problems like a math test,” he raps as an eerie synth warbles like a siren.