Introducing “Hip Hop 101” aka “H1” A Hip Hop workshop program with a difference!

Aimed at increasing the resilience of Indigenous Youth throughout Australia, H1 uses Hip Hop music production and lyric writing (building skills in basic literacy & maths) to help preserve local stories and histories and improve young Indigenous Peoples self esteem.  Workshops address the common issues all Indigenous communities whether urban regional or remote face.  Workshops are tailored to each discreet communities needs and can be utilised as a recreational activity or to further your current local Emerging Hip Hop Artists skills base through our Culturally Appropriate Workshops and Artist Mentoring Program.

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in:  The History of Hip Hop and it’s migration into Indigenous communities, Lyric writing (Literacy component), rapping, how to count bars (Maths component), how to set out raps ( Sentence construction), breath control, beat boxing, how to brainstorm concepts, beat making & recording, a cd of their track’s as well as these skills, participants will be empowered in techniques of self expression, confidence building, pride in culture, artistic expression and performance readiness & where applicable, translation of local traditional stories or raps in language with permission of the local Elders

Proudly Indigenous owned and run & founded by 13 year veteran Aboriginal Hip Hop Artist Fred Leone aka Rival MC of Impossible Odds. Hip Hop 101 workshops are facilitated by established Indigenous Hip Hop Artists/ Workshop Facilitators & Producers.

All our facilitators hold current Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Blue Cards, and have provided workshops for: Education Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Newcastle City Council, Queensland Health, Indigenous Youth, Leadership Program, Liquor Licensing, Inala “Stylin Up”, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts, Youth Arts Queensland, to name just a few.

Workshops can be adapted to mainstream or Non Indigenous Specific Sectors also.

For more information contact:

E:  h.hop101@gmail.com

M:  0402042889

Program Structure

Programs can be structured to comply with your organisations strategic outcomes where applicable and address targeted issues.

About the founder/ Lead Facilitator

30 year old Fred Leone is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal MC’s with a career that spans 13 years, A Deadly Award Nominee in 2008 for Most Promising New Talent, Fred won the JB SEED Speak: Indigenous hip hop competition in 2007 were he was awarded $25000 to record his debut EP self titled “Impossible Odds” The EP made “Single of The Week,” Release of The Week,” High Rotation, Spot Rotation & also Aus Music Month Feature Artist on Triple JJJ 2009 as well as this Impossible Odds featured on Qantas International in-flight radio in Oct, Nov & Dec 2008. Impossible Odds has performed at Brisbane, Reggaetown, Woodford, The Dreaming Festivals to name just a few.  Impossible Odds Records, Fred’s label is distributed via MGM and his music can be found in JB HI FI stores Australia wide and internationally on itunes the label has just signed an up and coming new Indigenous rap group from Brisbane called “Poetic Murriz” and released Impossible Odds new single “Soul of the Troubadour” on itunes.

Fred has worked as a youth worker for the past 10 years and worked in many roles including, Indigenous Education Support Officer, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Employment & Training Project Worker, Senior Youth Worker and Youth Support Coordinator.

Fred aka Rival MC has been facilitating hip hop workshops for the past 7 years throughout QLD and is committed to sharing his skills and knowledge to strengthen the already strong Indigenous Hip Hop scene as well as teach young people new skills that enhance their ability to be able to become leaders.  Through the H1 Workshop Programs young people will be taught aspects of:  self expression, self confidence, self pride and pride in their communities and culture.

Workshops

Introducing “Hip Hop 101” aka “H1” A Hip Hop workshop program with a difference!

Aimed at increasing the resilience of Indigenous Youth throughout Australia, H1 uses Hip Hop music production and lyric writing (building skills in basic literacy & maths) to help preserve local stories and histories and improve young Indigenous Peoples self esteem.

Workshops address the common issues all Indigenous communities whether urban regional or remote face.  Workshops are tailored to each discreet communities needs and can be utilised as a recreational activity or to further your current local Emerging Hip Hop Artists skills base through our Culturally Appropriate Workshops and Artist Mentoring Program.

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in:  The History of Hip Hop and it’s migration into Indigenous communities, Lyric writing (Literacy component), rapping, how to count bars (Maths component), how to set out raps ( Sentence construction), breath control, beat boxing, how to brainstorm concepts, beat making & recording, a cd of their track’s as well as these skills, participants will be empowered in techniques of self expression, confidence building, pride in culture, artistic expression and performance readiness & where applicable, translation of local traditional stories or raps in language with permission of the local Elders

Proudly Indigenous owned and run & founded by 13 year veteran Aboriginal Hip Hop Artist Fred Leone aka Rival MC of Impossible Odds. Hip Hop 101 workshops are facilitated by established Indigenous Hip Hop Artists/ Workshop Facilitators & Producers.

All our facilitators hold current Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Blue Cards, and have provided workshops for: Education Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Newcastle City Council, Queensland Health, Indigenous Youth, Leadership Program, Liquor Licensing, Inala “Stylin Up”, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts, Youth Arts Queensland, to name just a few.

Workshops can be adapted to mainstream or Non Indigenous Specific Sectors also.

For more information contact:

E:  h.hop101@gmail.com
M:  0402042889

Program Structure

Programs can be structured to comply with your organisations strategic outcomes where applicable and address targeted issues.

About the founder/ Lead Facilitator

30 year old Fred Leone is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal MC’s with a career that spans 13 years, A Deadly Award Nominee in 2008 for Most Promising New Talent, Fred won the JB SEED Speak: Indigenous hip hop competition in 2007 were he was awarded $25000 to record his debut EP self titled “Impossible Odds” The EP made “Single of The Week,” Release of The Week,” High Rotation, Spot Rotation & also Aus Music Month Feature Artist on Triple JJJ 2009 as well as this Impossible Odds featured on Qantas International in-flight radio in Oct, Nov & Dec 2008. Impossible Odds has performed at Brisbane, Reggaetown, Woodford, The Dreaming Festivals to name just a few.  Impossible Odds Records, Fred’s label is distributed via MGM and his music can be found in JB HI FI stores Australia wide and internationally on itunes the label has just signed an up and coming new Indigenous rap group from Brisbane called “Poetic Murriz” and released Impossible Odds new single “Soul of the Troubadour” on itunes.

Fred has worked as a youth worker for the past 10 years and worked in many roles including, Indigenous Education Support Officer, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Employment & Training Project Worker, Senior Youth Worker and Youth Support Coordinator.

Fred aka Rival MC has been facilitating hip hop workshops for the past 7 years throughout QLD and is committed to sharing his skills and knowledge to strengthen the already strong Indigenous Hip Hop scene as well as teach young people new skills that enhance their ability to be able to become leaders.  Through the H1 Workshop Programs young people will be taught aspects of:  self expression, self confidence, self pride and pride in their communities and culture.

Workshops

Introducing “Hip Hop 101” aka “H1” A Hip Hop workshop program with a difference!

A music production and lyric writing program that builds skills in basic literacy, maths and lasting skills in using industry standard music production software.   Workshop’s will improve young people’s self esteem and creative expression enabling them to channel their emotions, thoughts and raw energy into each workshop and music piece or track.

Aimed at increasing the resilience of youth throughout Australia, H1 uses Hip Hop music workshops to address the common issues all youth & communities (urban, regional or remote) face.  Workshops are tailored to each organisation and discreet communities’ needs.   The Artist Mentoring Program and workshops can be utilised as a recreational activity or furthering your current local novice and emerging Hip Hop artist’s skills base .

Participants will gain skills and knowledge in:  The History of Hip Hop and it’s migration into Australian society, Lyric writing (Literacy component), rapping, how to count bars (Mathematics component), how to set out raps ( Sentence construction), breath control, beat boxing, how to brainstorm concepts, beat making & recording (with music production software), and CD of their track’s.  Participants will be empowered in techniques of self expression, confidence building, artistic expression and performance readiness.

H1 workshops can address

  • Grief & Loss
  • Social Justice & Social Change
  • Self Expression with a public outcome
  • General Health & Wellbeing
  • Sexuality
  • Truancy
  • Alcohol & Drug issues
  • Substance Abuse

Outcomes of the H1 Workshop Program

Self Awareness

  1. How ones thoughts and actions affect their lives
  2. Affects of positive decision making
  3. Where a young person fits into society & their community
  4. Techniques and skills to change the course of their lives
  5. Self Worth
  6. Resilience

Leadership Skills

  1. Public speaking/performance
  2. Self Pride
  3. Group coordination
  4. What a leader is made of…

Networking

  1. Where possible Young People will partake in off site activities (Shows etc..)
  2. Social Skills
  3. What is a healthy & nurturing relationship
  4. How to form positive relationships through the skills learnt in H1
  5. Ways to engage in disagreements in a healthy manner (MC Battling NON PHYSICAL )

Music Production

Basic music production, recording techniques (using the industry standard program PRO TOOLS), Sampling, Studio set up, track mixing and track bouncing.

MC Skills (Master of Ceremonies or Mic Controller)

  1. Public speaking and performance
  2. Self Confidence
  3. Self Determination
  4. Self Reliance
  5. Improved communication skills

Artist Mentoring Program

  1. Young people wanting to further the skills gained through our workshops will be given information on self management, booking gigs and budgeting as well as be linked with other programs running throughout their region.
  2. Young people can be linked with industry mentors and performance opportunities

Program Structure

Programs can be structured to comply with your organisations strategic outcomes where applicable and address targeted issues.

About the founder/ Lead Facilitator

Fred a.k.a. Rival

30 year old Fred Leone is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal MC’s with a career that spans 13 years, A Deadly Award Nominee in 2008 for Most Promising New Talent, Fred won the JB SEED Speak: Indigenous hip hop competition in 2007 were he was awarded $25000 to record his debut EP self titled “Impossible Odds” The EP made “Single of The Week,” Release of The Week,” High Rotation, Spot Rotation & also Aus Music Month Feature Artist on Triple JJJ 2009 as well as this Impossible Odds featured on Qantas International in-flight radio in Oct, Nov & Dec 2008.

Impossible Odds has performed at Brisbane, Reggaetown, Woodford, The Dreaming Festivals to name just a few.  Impossible Odds Records, Fred’s label is distributed via MGM and his music can be found in JB HI FI stores Australia wide and internationally on itunes the label has just signed an up and coming new Indigenous rap group from Brisbane called “Poetic Murriz” and released Impossible Odds new single “Soul of the Troubadour” on itunes.

Fred has worked as a youth worker for the past 10 years and worked in many roles including, Indigenous Education Support Officer, Indigenous Programs Coordinator, Employment & Training Project Worker, Senior Youth Worker and Youth Support Coordinator.

Fred aka Rival MC has been facilitating hip hop workshops for the past 7 years throughout QLD and is committed to sharing his skills and knowledge to strengthen the already strong Indigenous Hip Hop scene as well as teach young people new skills that enhance their ability to be able to become leaders.  Through the H1 Workshop Programs young people will be taught aspects of:  self expression, self confidence, self pride and pride in their communities and culture.