HIP HOP WRITING 101

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Class 122154-11-13: Hip Hop Writing
Dates and times: Wednesdays
6:30 pm-8:30 pm 1/22-2/12
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Location: University of Washington
Instructor: Samuel Aguiar Iniguez

This course will explore the fundamentals of how Sonnets and Couplets have influenced rhyming patterns of contemporary poets known today as emcees.

The course will look at how the written form of rap lyrics are the foundation for developing style and presence for emcees.

Students will learn various techniques for writing rhymes and by the end of the course each student will perform one of their written rap songs to music and will be recorded so students will have a demo rap song to share with industry professionals and to the public through performance.

The course will be a professional and academic approach to hip hop writing with no vulgar language accepted in class or during performances.

About the instructor:


The instructor holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Washington, 2015 and an MA English from San Francisco State University in 2002. The instructor has eight plus years of collegiate teaching experience at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, CA and has taught in the Middle East at the University of Nizwa in Oman, and the American University of the Middle East in Kuwait.

The instructor has taught freshman composition, advanced critical thinking, American Literature, Creative Writing- fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and hip hop lyrics. The instructor has also been a slam poet and won a free-style rap competition in San Francisco, CA in 2001.