Join Mark Grist at Metal for a showcase of three music videos, produced by Mark and other local artists as part of his Arts Council funded project ‘Mark Can’t Rap’. Mark Can’t Rap is a podcast series where Mark had just 7 episodes to learn how to Rap! These music videos will feature some of the raps that he wrote as a result of his podcast. Each short film has had a different team working on it and the showcase will feature live action, mash-up and animated videos.
There will also be a short performance of a new piece from Mark as he prepares to take Mark Can’t Rap to The Edinburgh Fringe this summer.
Listen to ‘Mark Can’t rap’ here – http://www.markgrist.com/markcantrap
Mark is an ex-English teacher and Head of Year based in Peterborough. He’s also one of the UK’s most successful battle rappers and spoken word artists with over 20 million views for his poetry and rap battle videos online. He’s won two international Webby awards, starred in Channel 4’s Mr Drew’s School for Boys, Redbull TV’s ‘Mark Grist Battles the World’, and he spends much of his time touring schools around the world, helping English departments engage their students with poetry and creative writing.
Mark has recently produced commissions for BBC Radio 1, BBC 2, Channel 4, Film4 and Google. His first podcast serial, produced by Ross Sutherland and titled ‘Mark Can’t Rap,’ explores the craft and culture behind rap lyrics and is free to download on Itunes and Spotify.