On January 27th at the Coffee Oasis, a group of highly talented youth will take the stage to perform original songs at The Art of Hip Hop concert. The Art of Hip Hop class has given unique opportunities to teens at Coffee Oasis and Kitsap Regional Library since 2015. The class was featured last year in the Kitsap Sun and has been running strong through 2016. The class is lead by local rap talent, Darrell Thomas, the Outreach Director of Coffee Oasis-- or as we know him, Smiley D, fam!  Darrell and the group of teens work for 6 months to create original songs. He teaches the teens how to stay on beat, how to write meaningful lyrics, how to record, and how to perform. The teens have the opportunity to record their songs and are professional produced on a record of their own. Finally, the class of new artists graduates at the upcoming concert. You won't want to miss it!

Last year, the "Dreamz Becomin' Reality" concert and album drop was a huge hit! With a full house at the Coffee Oasis and a fantastic lineup of young talent, you can bet this year will be even better!

The Art of Hip Hop may be drawing to a close for the 2016-2017 class, but there will be much more in the new year. While the teens may not be double platinum status yet, you definitely will want to hear this album when it drops! Until then, the library has some great tracks to get you hyped for the upcoming concert. Did you know that with a library card, you can access a huge library of hip hop from your phone, laptop, or desktop? Check this link for the deets on the beats

From pen to page to the concert stage, the Art of Hip Hop class will finish with a spectacular concert featuring teens performing their original songs at the Coffee Oasis.


Where: Coffee Oasis Downtown Bremerton

822 Burwell St
​Bremerton , WA 98337
Directions from Google

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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