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Rhyme Island

  • Workshop
  • Performance

Welcome to Rhyme Island, a youth rap initiative powered by GMCBeats and the Kabin Studio. We want to give young people the skills to tell their own stories through the dynamic mediums of rap, songwriting, and video.

Learn Some Skills

Get your creative juices flowing with our “Show Your Flow” Rap Challenge! For ideas on how to write and produce your own raps click here for a full range of online workshops and activities.

Here you will find everything you need to guide you through the fundamentals of rap and help you craft your own unique verse. Stay tuned for inspirational videos, handy tips and exciting challenges from prominent Irish rappers on the Rhyme Island website and social media channels.

Our Big Day Out!

On the 10th June 2023 the Rhyme Island crew and friends will be heading for the Rock the Block Festival at Elizabeth Fort in the heart of Cork City. Join us for a great day of music, rap showcases, and workshops at Elizabeth Fort, in partnership with Music Generation Cork City and Cork City Council.  Find out more here.

Rock the Block at Elizabeth Fort

On June 10th, 2023 join Rhyme Island, GMCBeats, The Kabin Studio, and Music Generation Cork City, in partnership with Cork City Council, for a big day out of music, rap and creativity at Elizabeth Fort.

From 10am Rock the Block will be showcasing some amazing young hip hop artists and rappers from across Ireland. There will be some mighty performances from the Kabin Studio & GMCBeats with their artists Misneach, MC Tiny, Jamie the King, Luke & Ellen, and many more, as well as collaborations with Music Generation Cork City, Creative Tradition, Music Mash Up, Foróige Linkpoint Knocknaheeny, Mahon Youth Development Project UBU, The Hut Youth Project CDYS, Mahon Community Pop Academy, Mahon Community Concert Band, and Cork Academy of Music.

Get ready for the live debut of “Music Gives Me a Reason,” a brand new collaborative song and music video set to be released in June 2023 – this tune is sure to be the sound of your summer!

There will also be a packed programme of youth music workshops, including rap & beats and songwriting. More exciting details will be announced soon, so mark your calendars and prepare to Rock the Block at Elizabeth Fort!

To reserve a spot at the Rap Workshop at “Rock the Block Festival” (6 – 10 Year Olds) @10.30am click here.

To reserve a spot at the Rap Workshop at “Rock the Block Festival” (10 – 14 Year Olds) @12 noon click here.

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01 Mar 2023 - 10 Jun 2023


Age range

All ages