Rapping with poetry

Year 9 discovered how complicated a good rap actually is when they had a go themselves. Having listened to a range of different rap styles including Puff Daddy and MC Hammer, they chose one of two Maya Angelou poems (‘I know why the caged bird sings’ & ‘Life doesn’t frighten me’), composed their own backing and worked out how they would rap the words.

Here are some examples of their work which show quite varying approaches and results:

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