Mickey Factz and Chilla Jones talk about the “Pendulum Ink” masterclass
Pendulum Ink is a masterclass for emcees created by hip-hop leaders, offering over 80 lessons in lyrical and practical skills.
Pendulum Ink brings academia to hip-hop with a masterclass for animators of all skill levels in an innovative move to educate lyricists, empowering them to pursue careers in the industry and beyond.
The brainchild of rapper Mickey Factz, Pendulum Ink offers an eight-month course designed for “lyricists, poets, rappers, and surveyors,” teaching techniques proven and honed by top emcees.
The course offers 80 lessons in hip hop history, rap theory, advanced techniques, technical writing specialties and more taught by the Pendulum Ink team. Students will also learn practical tools including managing contracts, monetizing their brand, and planning an exit strategy for post-rap retirement.
Pendulum Ink is just getting started and plans to roll out a curriculum and curriculum that can be licensed to universities around the world, empowering emcees to continue building universities in hip-hop.
The Pendulum Ink Program
Boston rapper and fight rapper Chilla Jones brings his wealth of experience to the fight rap class, teaching the basics of the sport as well as writing and delivery techniques along with essential marketing know-how. He and Mickey also offer an advanced level class breaking down high level lyricism.
Comik Book Cam will teach rap theory and Rhymecology will explore the emotional aspects of songwriting in a mental health class. Special guest teachers joining the program each month include Phonte, Grafh, Masta Ace, Skyzoo, Sa’roc and Chino XL, beginning with Inspectah Deck and culminating with Method Man. Pendulum Ink has revealed Comick Book Cam’s full rap theory syllabus, detailing the skills animators will learn throughout the course.
Mickey Factz and Chilla Jones exclusively revealed to AllHipHop that Bun B will be the first speaker at their in-person graduation.
They also explain how and why they condensed 10-15 years of expertise into an eight-month masterclass and discuss their view of lyricism in mainstream hip-hop today, shattering some misconceptions surrounding skill level (or his absence) in the trap. the music.
Watch the full interview below.