“I’m nice like that” is a 3 week immersive camp where students will learn about the history of hip-hop culture as well as the 4 elements of Hip-hop: MCing , DJing, B-boy/B-girl aka Breakdancing & Graffiti
OPEN TO: BOYS & GIRLS AGES 6-14
DATES: JULY 6TH - 28TH
LOCATION: TFOA PREP - 616 QUINCY ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11221
Who We Are
Who We Are
"I'm Nice Like That" is run by Hip-Hop professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and artists. People who are the best at what they do. Our staff and instructors are committed to the advocacy of Hip-Hop culture and bettering our local and broader community.
Hip-Hop was born in The Bronx in 1973. A product of the resiliency of a neglected community whose creative and activist would not be silenced by a policy of neglect.
Guided by the voices of African Americans Blacks, Puerto Ricans and immigrants, Hip-Hop was forged by a coalition of Italians, Jews, Gay, Straight, men, women and more. All fighting for their voices to be heard.
NLT Camp will take time to explain Hip-Hop's rich history and its impact today.
1982 NYC graffiti documentary
The MC, the rapper, the master of ceremonies is the most visible practitioner of Hip-Hop. Front and center, they are our spokespeople, the face of the culture. Their passion, poetry and public speaking prowess can move millions.
Students will learn creative writing, song composition, and public speaking while growing their vocabulary through the mastery of metaphors and similes.
Vox piece on the art of rhyme. Discussing poetic structure, delivery, content and historical influence.
Salute The DJ
Hip-Hop started with the DJ. Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash are known as Hip-Hop’s Holy Trinity. These three DJs helped create Hip-Hop as we know it. To this day, the DJ is the backbone of Hip-Hop. They have evolved into ‘producers’, one man composers with a mastery of several instruments. They are the curators selecting the best material from around the world and playing for a multitude of fans. They are the masters of technology able to master various forms of hardware and software.
Working in groups and individually, the course will teach students the foundation of DJing and Producing. They will learn how to match beats, scratch, perform in front of a live audience as well as become versed with Pro Tools, Serato, the Technics 1200 turntable and other forms of technology.
The B-Boy/B-Girl are the arbiters of style in Hip-Hop. The dancer was the original front man/woman before the MC. They manifest the magic the DJ created. The use of dance as a from of communication is thousands of years old. This course will trace B-Boying roots back to African Dance and the Brazilian art of Capoeira. We will also examine dance’s impact on Hip-Hop from ‘The Wop” to “JuJu On That Beat”.
One of the more international aspects of Hip-Hop, our study will take us from the streets of the South Bronx to Watts and all the way to S. Korea.
Students will jump, shake, spin and moonwalk as the work with instructors to choreograph their own routines.
Learn about graffiti, an art form developed in hip-hop culture. Graffiti has been around for a while and is considered a very controversial form of art. Graffiti is one of the 4 elements of hip-hop and has contributed greatly to the culture. In this course students will learn about graffiti’s history, past present and future. Students will study artists and their different styles, mediums, and messages. We will also look into graffiti’s effect on our culture as a whole and how it has influenced other cultures, communities and art forms.
The graffiti course will consist of visual art training, mixed media art projects, and mural painting. At the end of the course we will give students an opportunity to collaborate on a final project, exhibit their work and integrate with the other elements.
Registration is now open!
The Summer Sessions runs from July 6th to July 28th