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Get Schooled with Mr. Root!

Artist: Jamaal "Mr. Root" Collier

Type: Assemblies / Performances


Hip Hop is a culture that tells a story with all of its elements. This interactive music assembly teaches students about the history of Hip Hop and how it has grown since DJ Kool Herc arrived in the Bronx. Rapping, free styling, beatboxing, and lyrical exercises are covered during this program.

Sample Common Core connections
RF.4.3 Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

SL.4.1 Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $410

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $525

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Black History Month
Diversity Awareness Month
Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week
National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Curriculum Connections

American History
Common Core-aligned
Language Arts