The DJs from MC Lab CCLA did an amazing performance at LACMA. An unforgettable experience the MC Lab won’t forget. An event opened to the public where friends reunited and had fun.
A couple of MCs from MC Lab gave Prefyx their well wishes after the teacher of MC Lab was in recent car accident and was injured. The MCs expressed how they feel about their mentor in the form of a spoken word rap with no beat.
Get well soon Prefyx! MC Lab misses you!
During the ArTES Artfest we had Prefyx and Mr. Massey do an MC workshop. The song they used for the workshop was “The Message”; it was one of the first rap songs that was ever released. It came out on July 1, 1982. “The Message” wasn’t just a song; it had a purpose, which was to tell the world about the struggles that were going on in the Bronx in New York. A story that was not being told on TV or in newspapers.
The first verse is about a young man, who can’t take it anymore and wants to move out, but he can’t. The only thing he can do is suck it up and deal with it; he doesn’t have a choice because he has no money. The second verse is about a woman who tries to get food stamps but still can’t make it on her own, so she becomes a prostitute. The third verse is about how kids don’t pay attention to their studies and how without an education, they can’t get far. The fourth verse is about how kids are doing drugs and that it would be easier just to live life. The verse also talks about how walking around without any protection is dangerous and you can end up dead. The verse also includes how every once in a while someone snaps. The last verse is about how growing up in a bad neighborhood can make you to believe that is how your supposed to live life. Being a bookie or robber can get you in trouble, even up in prison. By going to prison you aren’t a kid any more. They rob you of your manhood; after awhile when you can’t take it anymore, you commit suicide. These were the struggles the people in the Bronx had to go through in their daily lives.
The whole point of this workshop was to break the song apart and analyze it bit by bit. MC Prefyx also showed us how the song related to us even now in the 21st century.
MC Lab will be back in effect every Wednesday after school starting this Wednesday the 4th of September! MC Prefyx will be here from 3:30 to 5:30 to work the MCs on campus or those who want to try to play around with a mic. Mixmaster Massey will be working with the DJs on campus to show how to get down behind two turntables.
If you love Hip Hop and electronic music then this is your new home! Open to all CCLA students!
Dan H. freestyles to a dope instrumental, with some fly lyric and mad rhythm. He mentions the planets and mother earth, following orders, the war and our soldier. If you have skills and want to learn how to MC or DJ come to the MC Lab ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF SEPTEMBER!!!
By: Urban M. and Veno P.
MC Lab's very own MC Prefyx hosted his own workshop where he along with Mr. Massey broke down one of the first rap songs, "The Message" by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five featuring Melle Mel.
After one of the workshops MC Prefyx performed one of his original tracks, "Soul Power" to an attentive crowd.
THE MC LAB
If you love Hip Hop and have a passion for MCing please come by. We want to involve you in this exciting project! The club meets every Wednesday in Mr. Massey's room on the second floor of the ArTES building in room 212.
Hosted by MC Prefyx, Mixmaster Massey and The AAC DJ's.