hip hop

April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Teacher Brings Music Videos with Students to Life as In-Person Learning Resumes 

Michael Doggett began recording hip hop and rap songs with help from his Hallie Wells Middle School students last year, when all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students were learning virtually. Doggett, who teaches contemporary communications for all grade levels at the Clarksburg school, is keeping up with the videos in-person as school buildings reopen. […]

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April 16, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Substantial Reflects on Media, Music and Maintaining an Artist Life

Stan “Substantial” Robinson is a hip-hop recording artist, an educator, and visual aritst who teaches media and music recording at various Montgomery County, MD places of learning, including Montgomery Community Media. As a rapper and producer, he has traveled around the world and has worked with artists such as Nujabes, Oddisee, and the legendary Godfather […]

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November 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Inmigrante Mexicano Liderará al Primer Equipo de Breakdance de EE.UU.

Antonio Castillo, un inmigrante mexicano de Takoma Park, está viviendo su sueño de liderar al primer equipo de breakdance de Estados Unidos a los Juegos Olímpicos que tendrán lugar en París en 2024. MyMCMedia lo visitó y entrenó un poco con él en su Breakin ‘Dance Studio – “The Lab” – donde enseña a casi […]

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May 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Chance the Rapper Honors Montgomery County Teacher on Instagram

Chance the Rapper awarded a Hallie Wells Middle School teacher $30,000 during his Instagram Live Twilight Awards, which recognizes teachers who engage students in unique ways.  Michael Doggett is an English teacher at Hallie Wells. His “Hey Students” raps on YouTube help him connect with students while they learn from home. Doggett spoke with MyMCMedia […]

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April 1, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rapper’s Delight: Clarksburg Teacher Uses Rap to Educate and Entertain

While students continue to be at home because of COVID-19, one teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School is sharing educational messages every week by rapping to his students virtually. Michael Doggett, an English teacher at the Clarksburg school, is the sponsor of the Hallie Wells Hip Hop program. Doggett uses fun lyrics to express how […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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May 18, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, May 18, in Montgomery County

Keep your umbrella handy, rain is in the forecast. Here are five more things to know today, May 18, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a legislative session and on the agenda: recordation tax rates. You can view the full agenda here. 2. A plea hearing for Luis Reluzco, the […]

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May 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, May 17, in Montgomery County

Remember to grab an umbrella on your way out today, rain is in the forecast. Here are five more things to know today, May 17, in Montgomery County: 1.  The Montgomery County Council will be in session today and on the agenda; work session on the FY 17 budget. You can view the full agenda here. […]

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November 30, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

The Music Center at Strathmore to Showcase The Nutcracker with a Modern Twist (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

It’s pretty difficult to imagine the holiday season without Tchaikovsky’s score for “The Nutcracker” playing in the background at the mall, in commercials or watching an actual performance of the ballet. Now, imagine adding a DJ and a modern dance twist to the traditional score. That might sound a little odd, but it’s exactly what Director […]

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