Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Chipmunk urges school kids to rap

Chipmunk has given his tips on writing rhymes to school kids, to encourage them to take up rap.
Great deals on musical instruments

Chipmunk has passed on tips for writing rhymes to encourage school kids to rap.

The 'Diamond Rings' star is heading a hunt to find the UKs next Rhyme Master in a competition in association with Britain's National literary trust, which is running a search across the nation's secondary schools to find the best wordsmiths, sponsored by US record label Def Jam.

Urging children to pay attention in class, Chipmunk said: "General tips for rhyme writing - practice at all different tempos, slow tracks faster tracks, different vocals tones. When you're in English and you're studying your similes and metaphors really take that in, because that really helps, the clever rhymes l the ones that people don't get straight away, but only when they listen back."

He also urged entrants not to self aggrandise, and remain true to their roots, whatever they may be.

He added: "Always be yourself, talk about what's true to your life, because whether small or large there is someone that will relates and the worst thing you can do is make people fall in love with the character you're portraying to be so just be yourself, go for it."

The 'Def Jam Rapstar: Rhyme Master' competition is open to students aged between 12 and 17 and requires entrants to write a rap of up to 400 words, which will be judged by on the language used, the structure of the piece, rhythm, rhyme and creativity.

Teachers are also being urged to acknowledge rap as a part of their teaching and incorporate it into their lessons through the project.

To download backing tracks for the competition, find further information about the competition or to enter, visit http://www.defjamrapstarschools.com/

Posted on 12 Nov 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28
thumbnail

Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.

20 Jan 2017 08:37