Urban Music Program
The Outstanding Club Alumnus and professional recording artist Jamie "King James" Dennis leads the Mathews-Dickey Urban Music Program classes focusing on song-writing, recording, studio technical and the eight fundamentals of hip hop: rapping/MCing, street slang, battling, beat boxing, graffiti art, street fashion/style, break dancing and DJing.
Dennis and his Lead Work Productions company devised the groundbreaking "Edu-tainment" concept. This unique musical blend of education and entertainment motivates young people to learn about history through hip-hop and encourages them to explore their own creative talents. Through this component, youth are introducing the profession and recreation of recording music in the Club's Music Studio.
To sign-up, call Mr. Dennis at (314) 382-5952, ext. 219.
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Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. For 52 years the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Barbara A. Washington or Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 234.