'Hip Hop High' students show off their talent

'Hip Hop High' students show off their talent
Photo courtesy of HSRA

This week's cover story profiles St. Paul's High School for Recording Arts (aka 'Hip Hop High') and some of the talented students you'll find there. Savage, Dominoe and Lil C are all featured in the MPLS.TV documentary produced for the feature, but we figured you would be craving some more examples of the work they are creating.

Check out the full story here.

Lil C, along with a number of other students, created a song and music video last month in support of the Haitian earthquake victims. The video took off and now has more than 314,000 views on YouTube.

Mike Conway, an advisor and math teacher at the school, says the video is one example of students taking one interest, like helping Haiti relief efforts, and using that experience in a number of different subjects. He used the YouTube hit stats with students to analyze where viewers were coming from and how they could effectively spread their message to more people.

"This school requires me to teach math in a variety of ways," Conway says. "I've learned how to tuck math into a lot of different subjects."

Check out their Haiti tribute as well as a couple songs from Dominoe and Lil C below.

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