Ten MCs will be selected to refine their technical abilities and hone their individual voice under Black Thought’s mentorship and perform in a culminating showcase at Carnegie Hall in October.
“I’m excited to announce that we’re back at Carnegie Hall with our free “School of Thought” this October and applications are now open.
It’s a free four day masterclass for young emerging emcees to learn from myself and guests to hone their craft. We end with a performance at Carnegie Hall and this year we’re also adding a day of workshops with industry leaders in branding, publicity, digital, and more to help you all shape your projects.
No struggle rappers. Lol. But for real. No fee to apply. No fee to participate. And a travel+accommodation stipend will be given to the 10 finalists.”
Now friends. You know we know a ton of truly talented, substantive, God-tier rappers. Get them on board ASAP.
Here are the audition requirements:
- Biography (100–150 words)
- Current Headshot
- Audition Videos
- Please download the beat in the application and upload a freestyle no longer than one and a half minutes with your completed application.
- In a video of two minutes or less, tell us how you want to improve your artistry and what you hope to get out of the Black Thought Master Class.
- In a video of two minutes or less, share some of your aspirations and long-term goals as an artist.