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The Rap Game

The Rap Game teaches kids to write rhyming couplets, which they then recite as raps on the microphone in front of the class. By the end of the Rap Game, the class has written a song together. The Rap Game entertains, while also building ELA skills, self-confidence, and public speaking skills. 

As a full-on hip-hop English and poetry lesson, The Rap Game is suited for grades three and up. We also offer a more performance-oriented version of the Rap Game for all ages.




The Rap Game


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Technical Needs

There are no technical needs necessary for this performance offering

Study Guide

No study guide is currently available online for this performance offering

About The Rap Game

Kerry “Mr. G” Gibson has taught freestyle rapping for Young Audiences for the last six years. He leads the live hip-hop group Jealous Monk. He was nominated “Best Rapper” in OffBeat, behind Juvenile and Lil Wayne. He has performed the Rap Game for kids and adults in dozens of settings from the classroom to the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Michael Patrick Welch has taught “music writing” for Young Audiences and Community Works since Hurricane Katrina. He has helped students in over a dozen schools write and recorded over 150 original rap songs. In 2009 he helped release the official album YA! Young Audiences Raps! He has also helped students get their music reviews published in Gambit Weekly, VICE, OffBeat and AntiGravity magazines. MPW has worked with Mr. G for a long, long time.   

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
9th Grade


Character Development
Language and Arts

Art Genre/s

Poetry and Storytelling


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