As hip-hop in Uganda there are few activities and events that we can look forward to every year on our calendars and of one them is Bayimba’s Hip-Hop Boot Camp. Every year Bayimba and its partners give opportunity to young rappers through the Hip-Hop boot camp platform to learn various vital industry skills from different industry practitioners. In case you’re reading about The Hip Hop Boot Camp for the first time, the boot camp is an intensive two-week residential training aimed at conveying music industry skills to talented emerging hip hop artists across the Uganda.
The training focuses on Song Writing, Live Performance & Studio Preparations, Rap Cipher, Financial Literacy, Profile Writing, Impact of Internet & Social Media, Visual Aspect of Music, Album Recording Sessions, and Personal Development (see full course program here). Furthermore, the training will hold lectures on the Hip Hop Elements and UG Hip Hop Awards. The participants also get to actively put what they’re learning from these lectures to use by recording their own song compositions with the guidance from 3 professional residential producers. These compositions result into a 10 track audio album (listen to the 2017 Hip-Hop album here). Making it to greater heights in the industry takes more than just being talented and in the video below we get to watch what the various facilitators and rappers speak about the boot camp experience in 2017.