Beats to the Rhyme

Beats to the Rhyme 3.0 session is now open! Are you an up-and-coming or aspiring rapper, producer, or singer? FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO APPLY to Beats to the Rhyme. Space to this free program is limited so don’t wait! Application is due February 17, 2020.

Beats to the Rhyme helps young artists (suggested age range of 16-22, but each applicant will be considered individually) tap into the power of creative expression as a tool for self-growth, professional development, and community empowerment. In a 12-week residency located in the Central District’s historic Washington Hall, ten students will have the opportunity to write, produce, and record original creative works in the state-of-the-art Emerald Street Studios. Twice a week, veteran Hip Hop teaching artists Beloved1, Silas Blak and special guests will guide the cohort through sequencing, songwriting, composition, recording and live performances. The program culminates in the production of a music video and final showcase at the Northwest Folklife Festival in May. Participants will also have many opportunities to build connections and take their work to a variety of audiences to grow their performance skills and gain important stage and event production experience.  

The goals for the program are to:
* Inspire youth to pursue their musical creativity
* Provide artist development training, education and experience
* Cultivate a safe, supportive space for youth to express themselves and their individuality
* Challenge youth to think critically and nurture forward thinking
* Expand practical knowledge in marketing, promotion, multimedia, and community building

Check out some of the work Beats to the Rhyme graduates have released below!


Beats to the Rhyme – Dedicated to the Town
Zulu Protégé – Mic Check


Beats to the Rhyme presents: Zulu Protégé EP 2017

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