Music Videos

A RHYME Doc: Behind the Scenes of “Stand High”

“A R.H.Y.M.E. DOC – Bronx Charter School of the Arts” is a short documentary about the collaboration between Bronx Arts Charter For the Arts Middle School and Thrive Collective’s Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel (RHYME) program. Using in-class footage and content, “A R.H.Y.M.E. DOC” covers the 16 weeks that RHYME Teaching Artists and students worked…

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RHYME x BAM: “Stand High”

“Stand High” is a collaboration between Bronx Arts Middle School and Thrive Collective’s Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel (RHYME) program. “Stand High” is about having dreams and goals and making sure to always take steps towards them. Over the course of 16 weeks, students and RHYME Teaching Artists worked together to conceptualize and create original…

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R.H.Y.M.E. Originals

Over the past year, our R.H.Y.M.E. students wrote, performed, and recorded sixteen original songs, produced music videos and album art for the songs, and distributed them all online. Enjoy the music videos below. Learn more about R.H.Y.M.E. here, including how to bring us to your school or community center. R.H.Y.M.E. Originals: Music Videos & More…

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Books Beats & Bars The Pura Belpré Song

R.H.Y.M.E x Bronx Arts Elementary x The Point CDC For this edition of Books Beats & Bars, Bronx Arts Elementary scholars learned about the life of Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican pioneer who helped to change the landscape of literacy in NYC in the 1920s. Scholars wrote bars inspired by the book “Planting Stories” The…

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The Turtle Ship

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary This edition of Books Beats & Bars features Bronx Arts Elementary students rapping their version of the Turtle Ship story inspired by the book “The Turtle Ship” written by Helena Ku Rhee and illustrated by Colleen Kong Savage. A Geobukseon, also known as turtle ship, was a…

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The Cypher

R.H.Y.M.E x LRYOH Harlem NYC youth come together to write and record “The Cypher” In Hip-Hop, there is what’s known as a cypher. It’s where artists physically come together to participate in a dynamic exchange of ideas and experiences. A cypher forms a human circle where everyone is visible and in it together–equally. It’s an…

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Still Achieve (2022): Music Video Premier

@r.h.y.m.e_nyc @nycthrive strikes again! Nothing quite like summertime in the South Bronx! This summer we @nycthrive collaborated with our partners at @bronxconnect to facilitate our @r.h.y.m.e_nyc Hip Hop music and mentoring program with a great group of Bronx youth. Over the course of a few weeks participants wrote, recorded and ultimately produced a song and music video “Still Achieve” Watch and listen to…

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WAY UP PS/MS 105 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

R.H.Y.M.E x PS/MS 105 QUEENS After a home run spring semester at PS/MS 105 where students from three 8th grade classes worked together to produce 3 songs and 3 music videos; R.H.Y.M.E returns to PS/MS105 for an intensive 4 week summer program. This time 3 groups of 6th grade Summer rising students record an original…

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CLIMB PS/MS 42 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

NYC Council CASA x R.H.Y.M.E For this edition of the R.H.Y.M.E music and mentoring after school program, students from PS/MS 42 in Queens came together to write and record “Climb,” an original song about perseverance, endurance and working hard to achieve their goals. Special thanks to PS/MS 42 school community, staff and students for conceiving…

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