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Rap-Flavored English

Artist: Jamaal "Mr. Root" Collier

Type: Residencies


Gain a better understanding of the Hip Hop culture while making seamless connections with current course material in this Hip Hop residency. Jamaal’s engaging personality invites students to learn, listen, and participate. Rhyming couplets and non-traditional quatrains can be utilized to summarize and draw conclusions.

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


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:

  • Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
  • A set of workshops ($100 each)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
  • An evaluation meeting ($100)
  • Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.


Audience Limit: NA

Program Length: NA

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: $100 per session

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 Poetry Month
National Youth Violence Prevention Week

Curriculum Connections

Common Core-aligned
Creative Writing