Beyond the Beat: Art of the Hip hop skit

Prince Paul (De la Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School) and Scotty Hard (New Kingdom, Wu Tang Clan, Ka) teach methods of directing and building drama in a production based around narrative, character development, music and sound design. In this 16 hour course students will explore music production techniques, how to direct vocalists, conceive concepts for songs and albums and will create a skit of their own that will complement the original song they help produce featuring the vocals of MC Dälek and mentorship in sound design by film score architect Raz Mesinai (The Wrestler, Black Hawk Down, The Truth About Charlie).

    • Storytelling
    • Dialogue
    • Working with vocalists and actors
    • Overdubbing
    • Character development
    • Sound Design
I did a series of one on one mixing lessons with Scotty Hard, all I can say is Mr. Hard is a master of his craft, after completing my private lessons my mixes from before and after were night and day. The experience was priceless.
Adam Partridge, Producer, Educator


Mentors: Prince Paul (De la Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School)

Scotty Hard (New Kingdom, Wu Tang Clan, Ka)

Live vocal recording sessions with MC Dälek

+ Special Guests

Sessions: 5 sessions
Media:. USB drive with custom sample packs
Signed records by Mentors
Support: The UPA will be on hand 7 days a week to make sure you are technically sound.
Availablity: New York City – enrollment is available now
Class Size: 6 student maximum
Dates: Official sessions February 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2018. Other times TBA. Expect 3-4 hours work at home for each session and take advantage of available support channels.
Tuition: $3600