Tuesday, November 11, 2008


On November 6th, the final performance of the Hip Hop Project v1 took place at the Mackenzie Art Gallery. Below are links to some video from the night. They are very large, so be patient as they download - they're worth the wait!

Breaking, Avanna and Shone rapping
Freestyle Breaking

If you're a bit impatient as the videos load, click here to see some photos from final performance, and the rest of the project.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Graffiti Styles

As part of their Arts Education 20 credit, students had the opportunity to work with a local graffiti artist to create their own style.  Below are some of the completed works!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Part of the time we spend at the University of Regina is working in the Interactive Media and Performance Labs where students have been learning how to use the MPC2500 and MPC 1000 to make beats. Below are some that the students have made so far:

Little Mic

Monday, October 27, 2008

Farley's Hip Hop Chellenge

Hey guys, props on all the hard work you've been doing so far on the Hip Hop project. I'm seriously lookin' forward to hearing your beats, and checking out the breakers, graffiti and rhymes. Here's the deal - I've got a few challenges I'm putting forth as part of your presentations for next week. You will have to submit your assignments to Mr. Beingessner by Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. Here Goes!

Breakers: 1)What are the the three elements of Bboy dancing?
2)Name a minimum of two movies about break dancing.

Graffiti: 1) What city is credited with the first incidence of graffiti?
2) What public property was used as the principle canvas for taggers in New York City

Beatmaking: 1) What borough in New York City is credited with the birth of Hip Hop?
2) What famous beatmaker redefined himself as a composer after producing a
number one selling CD for Justin Timberlake, and what is his real name?

MC: 1) Who is credited as being the very first rapper
2) Who is Canada's first platinum selling rapper and what is his real name?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Word of Mouth Hip Hop Clothing Store

Here is where we are visiting on Wednesday. See the comment section for student thoughts about the tour of the store!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Midterm Reflection

As the first incarnation of the Hip Hop Project nears the midpoint, we took some time to reflect on what we've done and learned so far. The comments below are from the students in response to one or more of the following questions:

What has been the most exciting part of the HHP?
How would you describe the HHP to someone from another school?
What is one interesting thing you learned about Hip Hop so far?
Who are some people involved in Hip Hop who you admire?
Who are some of the Hip Hop pioneers?
Who are some prominent Saskatchewan-based Hip Hop artists?
What is your favourite piece of technology you've worked with?
What are you good at doing? Not so good at?
What would you like to do more of in the second half of the project?
What would you like to say about the HHP?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Podcasts in Response to Songs

Students in the HHP are examining the power of music to share messages and enact social change. Below are podcast responses to songs that the students chose as significant to them in their lives.

Mike T.

A Beat Box Video

Click here for a video of a sweet beat-boxing chef. All of the sounds we're learning how to make on MPCs, he makes with his mouth!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Album Review Assignment

As part of their project, the students at Scott Collegiate were asked to pick an album to review as a music journalist. After listening to the album from start to finish, developing their opinion, and creating their own reviews, they post them here as comments to add to the universe of internet album reviews!