Hip Hoppin' HeART Director
Randy Mason is a NYC emcee and art educator from the Bronx who uses his passion for hip hop to help today’s youth find their voice and build community. As a father, husband, recording artist, author, educator and pastor, Ran draws from a deep well of unique and diverse experiences to tell stories through songs, engaging audiences of all kinds in a way that is real, relevant, meaningful and memorable.
Randy recognizes that hip hop gives students “mic skills and life skills.” They’re learning figurative language, improvisation, creative writing and thinking, and poetry, all while having fun. Students use the four elements of hip hop to discover their voice (emceeing), movement (break dancing), a community (DJing), and their name (graffiti).
Bring the HeART Beat Back to Hip Hop
Support Randy Mason as our Hip Hoppin’ HeART Director.
Ran's 4 Elements of Hip Hoppin' HeART
Watch Randy Mason introduce the Hip Hoppin’ HeART program.
NYC Council Feels the HeART Beat
Watch Randy Mason produce the HeART Beat Festival for 500 Queens middle school students, sponsored by the NYC Council’s anti-gun violence initiative.