Rap is laden with tons of literary devices. These are tools of the trade for all writers. During this 90 minute hands on session you will learn how to write with the wit of Jay-Z. You will learn the 'nyms' with Nikki Minaj. Similes and metaphors from Eminem. Puns and hyperboles from Kanye West. Allegory and allusion with Lil Wayne. And personification with Nas.
Whether you are an educator looking for innovative lesson plans, parents seeking to understand the art form, an aspiring rapper, burgeoning writer, spoken word artist, or just someone who loves to analyze rap lyrics, Pun Intended is a great way to learn a new skill and have fun.
Chris 'Kazi' Rolle is a entertainer, educator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of The Hip Hop Project (hiphopproject.org), an award-winning youth development/arts education organization that engages young people through Hip Hop and Pop culture. Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, and Bruce Willis are supporters of the organization.
Kazi has been featured on VH1, CNN, CBS and The Oprah Winfrey Show in a segment called "People Using Their Lives". Kazi's work and inspiring life story is the focus of the feature length film entitled, "The Hip Hop Project", executive produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah.
Kazi travels nationwide, motivating and inspiring audiences through lectures, workshops and live performances. A proud father, Kazi lives in Brooklyn, New York.