From the landmark album “Illmatic” in 1994 to the Grammy-winning “King’s Disease,” Nas has been exposing truth through rhymes and vivid street poetry for more than 25 years. Now he’s sharing his journey, the evolution of Hip-Hop, and a brand-new song with you. Hip-Hop, lyricism, flow—learn how to tap into the power of your own voice and turn your experiences into music with one of rap’s all-time greatest artists.
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Named one of Billboard’s Best Rappers of All Time, Nas emerged as one of the leaders of the 1990’s “golden age of Hip-Hop” with “Illmatic” in 1994, which is still widely regarded as one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums ever. Drawing from his experience growing up in New York City, his lyrics and rhymes gave voice to the voiceless and helped fuel a global musical revolution.
Now he’s giving you an inside look at his journey through the evolution of Hip-Hop, breaking down some of his biggest hits, and creating a brand-new song from scratch so you can learn how to tap into the power of your experience and your truth.
Lessons in this online class include: • Telling Your Life Story Through Music • Rapping and Rhyme Schemes • In the Studio: Writing an Original Rap Song • In the Studio: Recording an Original Rap Song • Using Poetic Lyrical Techniques • Case Study: Writing Challenges • Learning From Hip-Hop Legends • Using Your Power and Voice • Nas’s Artistic Evolution • The Music Industry • Hip-Hop Is The Universe
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