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Multimedia Storytelling Summer Program for Kids 8-18

 The Media Rhythm Institute (MRI) is running a six week Hip Hop songwriting and documentary-making courses for kids aged 8-18, July 10 – August 18, 2017 at The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. The first museum ever built in the US, the storied Peale will host the newest kinds of multimedia storytelling about the places and people of Baltimore thanks to courses taught by iRhyme and Channel Me Media. The Media Rhythm Institute is a new partnership between Channel Me Media and iRhyme, which was recently featured on WBAL and WMAR

Supporting Content:  

WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/video-students-anti-violence-videos-call-for-change/10019386

WMAR: http://www.abc2news.com/news/region/baltimore-city/music-recording-program-teaches-literacy-in-baltimore?page=2

Visit these links for more information. 

Jim Hurdle – Curators of Hip Hop Feature


Born in Hawaii and raised in El Paso, TX, Jim Hurdle has a unique fusion of influences from east coast to southern hip hop styles. Not only is he a rapper but he’s a producer that creates the majority of his own music. His latest and first album “Something’s Gotta Give” serves as his intro into what he strives to be a long career.  

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From Malcolm to Hip Hop


“From Malcolm to Hip Hop” is a talk series that first take place in Taipei, Taiwan with our global partners at the lifestyle brand known as Dssent. 

The inspiration for the event comes after Dssent and Curators of Hip Hop discussed wanting to collaborate on a project that focused on the theme of “Legacy”.  

Along with the talk, Dssent and COHH will release a line of clothing starting off with a T-Shirt dedicated to Malcolm.  

Curators Co-Founder, Jermaine Fletcher will lead the discussion by breaking down for the Taiwan audience the importance and relevance of Malcolm to Hip Hop culture.  For many in Taiwan, this is their first exposure to Malcolm X and various layers of the civil rights movement of the 1950s-1960s. 

 (In particular, the focus is on the elements of the emcee and knowledge were key talking points.   

Stay tuned for continued segments and workshops from this ongoing conversation.  


Boom Bap Paradise

Curators of Hip Hop along with some of our ambassadors will be bringing the public a new series dedicated to the boom bap sounds and movement of Hip Hop.  At first, BBP was planned to be the title of a mixtape series.  After a few meetings, we’ve decided to turn Boom Bap Paradise into a sub-channel within Curators of Hip Hop.

Sample Tracks from the Compilation



-Exclusive Curated Single Releases
-Mixtapes, EPs and LP projects
-Short Behind The Scenes Videos from around the globe
(Taiwan, Hawaii, Africa, U.K & Coast to Coast in U.S)
-Weekly and Monthly Events in various cities
-SoundCloud and MixCloud Mixes

Stay tuned in for more!

King’s knowledge on Copyrights: Freedom with a Price


The “I Have a Dream” speech is one of the most popular speeches known in the U.S and across the world.  The words “Let freedom ring” is repeated 10 times. With a business mind, MLK copyrighted the speech one month after he delivered it.  In order to properly and professionally use it, you must pay $10 to his estate.

Let this be a lesson to all of you out there.  Know your business and understand your value.


Submitted by Jermaine Fletcher


(Written by Co-Founder: Jermaine Fletcher)


Formally known as BBoy in Shanghai, Battle In Shanghai has now wrapped up it’s 9th consecutive year of festivities.

This year featured dancers, judges and various artists from Brazil, Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Holland, U.S and more.

More than just a focus on dance, B.I.S has successfully accomplished the spreading of knowledge and hip hop history.  It provides exposure for dancers and a platform for many creative artists and media to build their network.

IMG_6063This year’s keynote pioneers featured Poppin Pete, Willie “Marine Boy”, King Uprock, Alien Ness and a long list of others.

We personally made new connections that will most likely spread our reach from France to Brazil over the next year.

After speaking with dancers, DJs, photographers and crews, I’ve learned that so many communities are going through the same things that many communities back in the U.S are also going through.

For example, I had a long and powerful conversation with a Brazil crew about austerity, race, Baltimore & Ferguson and how ‘most’ Brazillians feel about the 2016 Olympics.  Learning how they felt really illustrated just how similar we all are despite our distance.

In a nutshell , B.I.S is already becoming so much more than a battle and it’s potential to grow into something larger on a  social or even world political scale through the lens, voice and movement of hip hop culture is a sharp reality.