5:30pm Saturday, November 13 on TV2
New Zealand’s biggest-selling hip hop artist and the South Auckland god-father of hip hop, Savage, is going back to school in TV2′s brand new local series Hip Hop High.
The bling-encrusted rapper has accepted the challenge of turning a classroom of traditional South Island students into a hip hop elite group. Deep in the heartland of New Zealand are two of the oldest schools in the country, Otago Boys and Otago Girls High Schools. Now both schools are set for an infusion of unadulterated South Auckland hip hop, Savage style.
In just six weeks, Savage will turn a class of classically trained musicians, dance, poetry and sports-mad students into a hip hop crew with killer beats, street style and hip hop attitude.
Each week, Hip Hop High follows the journey of the students, from their first auditions through the pressures of learning to rhyme, scratch, dance and rap. From MCing, composing lyrics and music beats, break dancing, krumping, DJing, rapping, mixing, beat boxing, the lingo, the look and the attitude – these Dunedin youngsters are embarking on a hip hop voyage of discovery.
But what the students don’t know is that the kids who come top of the hip hop class will travel to the home of hip hop, New York City, to perform with Savage at a famous New York Hip Hop club in front of Universal Records.