I’m Rapping to the Beat

Max Bent


Rap, the music of Hip Hop, is known for clever word play and entertaining larger-than-life artists. What is not as often acknowledged is the language arts skills required to compose raps. The professional development workshop I’m Rapping to the Beat provides you with tools to turn any text source into fertile ground for rapping through focusing on a main idea, key words, and summarization. Beatboxing techniques are also explored, as every rapper needs a beat!

Sample Common Core Connection: Writing 4 CCR Anchor Standard: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

*All workshops longer than 90 minutes include an on-site orientation meeting.


"Max was AMAZING! The kids LOVED and LEARNED so much! He is an arts integration master!"

Nicole, Teacher, Willards Elementary

"The entire school could not get enough of Max Bent's show.The parents were skeptical to have a beatboxer entertain and educate the students, but word spread like wildfire that his performance was amazing."

Dottie, PTA, Lutherville Elementary