- Rapping (also known as rap music, emceeing, MCing, spitting [bars], or rhyming) "refers to "spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics". The art form can be broken down into different components, as in the book How to Rap where it is separated into "content", "flow" (rhythm and rhyme), and "delivery". Rapping is distinct from spoken word poetry in that it is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is often associated with and a primary ingredient of hip hop music, but the origins of the phenomenon can be said to predatehip hop culture by centuries. It can also be found in alternative rock such as that of Cake and the Red Hot Chili Peppers..."
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music (April 20, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for music."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:
Kendrick Lamar - Level 0, Kendrick Lamar - Level 1 or Kendrick Lamar - Level 2
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- There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
- Dizraeli "is a rapper, writer, poet and singer with the band Bad Science...
Directing his stream of rap-stories like a flashlight into the murkiest corners of British culture, Dizraeli takes in politics, love, rain, supermarkets, grief, drug culture, and the nasty bits of masculinity with a sense of humour and a directness that might make you wince, but that always ring true."
- Bad Science - Mr Politician (YouTube)