But the idea of a hip-hop school has successfully been tried before. The High School for Recording Arts (HSRA) in St. Paul, Minnesota pioneered the idea in the late 90s. In fact, HSRA initially partnered with REAL Prep before the schools split ways over creative differences a few months in to the contract.
Today we talk with Tony Simmons, Program Director at HSRA, to hear how that school managed to make its innovative curriculum work and how it overcame similar obstacles to those of REAL Prep.
What do you think of the idea of a hip-hop school? What questions do you have about its curriculum? Would you send your student to a hip-hop school?
- Tony Simmons: Program Director at the High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota.