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  • - Mic check, one, two.

  • - [Voiceover] Real voice, please.

  • - Mic check, one, two.

  • - [Voiceover] I used to feel like I

  • didn't have, no talent.

  • I used to feel like the only thing I knew was

  • the streets.

  • But now I feel like, I can rap!

  • ♫ "We make the hits like

  • We make the hits like

  • Always make the hits when we know what feels right, uh

  • We make the hits like

  • We make the hits like

  • Tryin' to live life in the Bronx night"

  • - My name is Ian Levy. I am a school counselor

  • here the New Visions Charter High School

  • for advanced math and science 2.

  • This is a space within my counseling office where

  • students come to write and record tracks about

  • different emotional experiences that they've had.

  • - Music is therapy,

  • so he just created a space where kids can come

  • talk about their problems, talk about

  • specific problems they had, and transfer

  • all that energy into music, especially hip-hop music.

  • ♫ "Catch a conflict, caught a bomb threat

  • ♫ (Rapping)

  • Next topic

  • Celebrity holding image got me sicker than clinics

  • ♫ I put a finish to that, man we all know it's nonsense

  • Man I lost it, yeah"

  • - Once you step in the office it's just a

  • whole different vibe.

  • You have other people who are thinking as

  • hard as you are about the craft

  • and like they can exchange other concepts that you

  • would have never thought about.

  • And that you can also apply your writing and

  • record and make something dope.

  • (hiphop music)

  • ♫ "I represent the colors of youth

  • Our color's the booth

  • Where every syllable that comes out from under my tooth

  • ♫ A thunderous proof to why I'm always rumbling troops

  • The path to riches always there I'm always in the pursuit"

  • - I learned from Mr. Levy that

  • if you can put all your thoughts and emotions

  • in just one song, and you can

  • try to rap with it, like just go ahead and do it.

  • ♫ I like to say I battled obstacles but some say I flex

  • ♫ I guess I'm best when I write honest

  • ♫ I'm servin' up a pot full of coffee I'm a ground fresh

  • Yeah my ground's fresh

  • My ground's fresh"

  • - I used to be really shy.

  • I learned how to be more open with myself as a person.

  • I got more comfortable, I'm talking, I'm making friends

  • and I'm speaking all that through my rap.

  • - I come into the classroom and I automatically

  • start rapping.

  • I can accurately express my feelings here,

  • Like, I can act like myself.

  • I definitely understand myself better now.

  • Slick with the words you can start to see

  • Some more of me

  • Pawns what I make when the rain drop metaphorically

  • My mindstate is different from what it seems like

  • ♫ I'm 'posed to be

  • Let the temple run through my words so I

  • won't forced to be

  • Sleeping on the...

  • - It's not really about school.

  • I mean it is about school because we're in school,

  • but it's about life.

  • And working towards building something for yourself

  • that you love and enjoy, and this is helping you

  • to understand who you are and how you feel.

  • (hip-hop/soul music)

  • Oh yeeah

- Mic check, one, two.

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Finding Yourself Through Hip-Hop

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    許大善 posted on 2019/11/05
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