Ultimate Spin BasketBall Camp
August 4th-8th 2014Susquehanna Township Middle School 801 Wood Street Harrisburg, PA 17109
The Ultimate Spin Basket-Ball Camp,”created by Harrisburg Pennsylvania Own Chris “Handles” Franklin” & A-Train of the World Famous Harlem Globe Trotters which it gives your child the ability to learn the fundamental,Philosophy and Skills of Basketball and Ball Handling. USC teaches your child Life skills, Social skills, Team work, Sportsmanship ,Anger Management, Nutrition, how to balance Academics and Sports/Problem Resolution.
HIP HOP TEEN OF THE WEEK
JUNE 1-JUNE 8TH
One of the first Emcees who became a legend in his Generation. Wata MIH, Zulu Bratz and a Emcee who is Driven. And anyone who’s intent on taking the world by storm certainly needs drive. Growing up listening to Nas and rhyming since he was 7, this 17-year-old musician, actor, and comedian has what it takes to achieve his goals.
When he was seven, uptown Harrisburg native Wata began to write and perform rap music. Wata has played the clarinet since deciding to try out for his school band in fifth grade. And, because he is a young man that is up for a challenge, he tried his hand at playing the saxophone and has been playing both instruments ever since. One day, he plans to learn the guitar and drums, and would like to incorporate them in his music.
Wata’s music is influenced by old and new school artists such as: Nas, Tupac, and Drake, because “they all tell stories” and have “different styles of music”. He loves listening to classics like “Love’s Gonna Get You” by KRS-One, “Today Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube, and “Set It Off” by Big Daddy Kane. One day, he would like to work with The Dream, Ludacris, Trey Songz, and B.o.B.
Wata can also act and perform comedy, but he is currently focusing on his music because it “comes naturally”. But in the meantime, he has attended HACC Youth Theaters and plans on taking acting classes in the future. He began acting and doing comedy when he seven years old, and looks forward to performing. Wata would like to work with actors: Will Smith, Johnny Depp, and Jason Strayham, and looks up to comedians: Richard Pryor, Kat Rhodes, Eddie Murphy and Jaimee Foxx. One reason that Wata is proud of being a triple-threat is because he can “entertain people with more than one thing,” and he “like[s] to make people laugh.”
Wata plans to be a firefighter if his fame doesn’t pan out. Wata would like to be remembered “for what I say…[and] how funny I am. For my words.” He’s very serious when it comes to his home schooling, because even though his love is music, he understands that schoolwork comes first. “[People would be surprised by] how serious I am,” he believes.
At the end of the day, even though he dreams of fame, a big house, and fancy cars, “I’m nice…I have a lot of friends,” he says. “bottom line is, I‘m just a normal teenager, with very big dreams.”
5 ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP
By Michele Hairston ©2014
Hip Hop Educator and Historian
Facebook: Zulu Michele
Hip Hop is Educational , Entertainment and Represents the Arts of Life, Culture and Movement. You will need the 5th elements to Understand the other 4. You must have Knowledge and Facts before becoming hands on with the other 4 Elements of Hip Hop Culture.
Started in the 60′s in Philadelphia Pa by Corn Bread and Cool Earl but the movement grew in New York by Taki 183, ExVandels ,Dondi , Case 2 ,Stay High 149, Phase 2, Jee, CIA, Lady Pink, Barbara62 and Michelle 62, Zephyr Lee 163rd and many more.
Dj started by Kool Herc at 1520 Sedgwick Ave, which others had followed Afrika Bambattaa , Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grand Master Flash, Klark Kent , Jazzy Jay, Kool Dj Red Alert ,Coke La Rock, Disco King Mario, Grand Master DXT, and many more.
Also credit Cindy Campbell (Kool Herc) Sister who asked to Dj her birthday party which it became one of the first Hip Hop Party called the (Jam).
The name Bboy came from Kool Herc, but the first crew was Original Zulu King (Universal Zulu Nation). Other crews was The Bronx Boys, Starchild La Rock, Floor Master Incredible, Rock City Crew , Dynamic Rockers, Rock Steady Crew, and The New York City Breakers.
(Bboy, BGirl, BongYong, Bronx Boy, Bronx Girl, Rocking, Breaking Hip Hop Dance Culture )
Credit Last Poets and James Brown.
Coke La Rock, Cassanova Fly, Pebblee Poo, King Tim III, Cold Crush Brothers, Mercede Ladies, Sequences,Buzy Bee and Crash Crew, Kurtis Blow, Furious 5 Funky ,4 plus one , Soul Sonic Force , Suger Hill Gang, Crash Crew, US Girls and more.
5th Knowledge, Wisdom and Overstanding
Started by Afrika Bambaataa of the Universal Zulu Nation (Bronx River Projects)
Must know the 5th before you learn the other 4.
Hip Hop Teens & Young Adults of the Week
March 2nd-March 9th
Hip Hop Activist calling for action, The Hip Hop Against Violence School Tour which it was created by two Harrisburg Teens Elijah Ellis and James Brickus of the Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania (Zulu Bratz) seen a plate form to raised awareness about the culture, On Friday February 28th, 2014 the Harrisburg Hip Hop Community came together to unified by speaking and performing for the children at the YMCA of Greater Harrisburg Pennsylvania North 6th Street. Members of the Survival of the Illest, Harrisburg City Breakers, Star City Rebels, Dance is Passion and the Artist Young Swerve is a Hip Hop Movement who dances and performs around the world to Break Dance Competition, Schools and After Schools to raised the awareness though Performances, Panel Discussion, Lectures and Workshops . These Hip Hoppers all had performed with artist from Chris Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Lil Boosie, KRS ONE, Rock Steady Crew, Jabbawockeez, Les Twins and Torian Sellers of YMCMB. On Friday Feb 28, 2014 the artist sat with some youngster at the YMCA Of Greater Harrisburg to discussed about being proactive and productive in their community. All Artist discuss their background and why they all choose Hip Hop as a way of life and movement. Once the Artist had the Q & A with the children they all put on a performance that was brilliant.
Hip Hop Against Violence School Tour is a movement of young artist who is taking a stand to “Stop The Violence” and using Hip Hop as a tool to bridge the gap and unified the Community, Schools and Educators through Assemblies performances, Lectures and Workshop. The tour will consist of Break Dancers, Emcees, Poets and Speaker of victims families, or victim of Gun Violence.
HHAV started in 2006 by Hip Hop Educator and Historian Michele Hairston who founded the Unifying Through the Hip Hop Culture, Harrisburg City Breakers and a dedicated member of Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania Chapter. Ms. Hairston started this movement to seek peace and unity by using Education, Entertainment and Arts through the Hip Hop Culture & Music.
In 2013, Shawn Vaughan, James Brickus, Elijah Ellis and Quinton Coker (Nephew of Jam Master Jay) had a vision to partner with the JMJFoundation 4 Youth and Embracing A.R.M.S 501 C3 to take the HHAV tour back into the schools to Perform and to improve the negative image of Hip Hop Culture by creating a energetic and fun event to engage with the students in a Auditorium. The is a very interacting event with a Dance battle, Performances and Discussion. If you want this event at your school please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Marshall Elementary DeeJay B.E.
(Harrisburg pa) December 5th 2013
Mt Sinai Center Cynthia Davis
(Staten Island New York) March 28th
Know Your Purpose Isis Maat
(Akron Ohio) June 16 2014
Hip Hop Word Building Activity
“Afrika Bambaataa Universal Zulu Nation”
Hip Hop Lesson Plan By :Michele Hairston©2014
Hip Hop Educator/ Historian
Photo by Michele Hairston©2013
Grades: 3rd-5th Grade
Group of 4 (15 or more students)
School District/ After School Program
Time: 50 Minutes
• Lined Writing Paper
• Chalk Board
• Special Treat/Incentive
Objective of the Lesson:
How many positive words your student can create out of the word “Afrika Bambaata Universal Zulu Nation ” in 3:00 Minutes, The words your children create can not be a 1 -3 words, it must be 4 words or more.
- Place your students in groups of 4 or More, Write on your Chalk Board Afrika Bambaataa Universal Zulu Nation.
- Select a Writer and a Group Leader in charge of the project to help direct his/ her peers.
- Give your students the instruction on the lesson and then you will start the timer on 3:00 Minutes. (Make sure all students are participating)
- Once 3:00 minute is up have your students to raised their pencils in the air so you know they’re not sneaking any more words.
- Choose the team leader from the group to give count on how many words they have and then read off the words to their class mates.
- How challenging was the lesson?
- How well your team mates used their Communication Skills, Thinking Skills and Team Work for this project to be successful?
- Go into the History of Hip Hop and asked your students
-What is Hip Hop?
– Who is your favorite Artist.
– Discuss the Positivity of Hip Hop Culture.
– Talk about the Forefathers of Hip Hop Culture.
-Discuss the difference in Hip Hop Culture and Music Industry.
Go into the history and movement of the Universal Zulu Nation and how Afrika Bambaataa used his Social and Communication skills to bring his community together to raised the awareness about Peace, Unity and Having Fun.
Bridge the gap through Socialization , Communication and Behavior Improvement by implementing the Hip Hop and its Historical Foundation through:
- Spelling and Writing.
- Building Vocabularies
- Team Work
- Sounds and Pronunciation (Phonics)
- Listen Skills
- and Education
Hip Hop Teen of the Week
Feb 16th-Feb 22nd
A Brooklyn native who love the Art of Graffiti Writing and a Bboy lives the life of a young Hip Hop Educator. Tishiro Jones who is a bboy and a Graffiti Writer is apart of a crew called Star City Rebels and the Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania youth chapter called Zulu Bratz . Tishiro who is a twin enter the world of Hip Hop at the age of 10 following his oldest brother footsteps. He became a Graffiti writer by creating his own style and tagging in his black book.
Tishiro who teaches the elements of Bboying in the Harrisburg City School to youth from the ages of 8-13 years old learned the life of a Hip Hop Educator and using his knowledge which he was taught by other Hip Hop Educators and Pioneers . Tishiro is on tour with the Hip Hop Against Violence who partner with the Jam Master Jay Foundation and Embracing Arms Inc which both is a 501 C3 Non Profit, On the tour Shiro is battling his chapter member to display peace and unity through Hip Hop and the Art of Dance. If you want to know more about Tishiro go to his Facebook page and requested him.