“This teacher/rapper is fully committed to continuing and combining his two careers, and his students will be better off because of that.” – Deco Drive
Oscar Urbina, who will be releasing his mixtape ‘MP2 Darkness’ on Tuesday, April 11, was featured on Friday’s edition of Deco Drive, the entertainment segment of Miami’s WSVN 7News, a Fox affiliate.
Urbina, a teacher at Northwest Christian Academy in Opa-locka in Miami-Dade County, discussed balancing being an educator and an emcee and how the two overlap.
Urbina told Deco Drive:
“I feel that rappers can make the best teachers. Rappers tell stories. They give figurative language, metaphors, similes, personifications, all these things. When you use those things and you put it in the classroom, you speak in that way, you give them a lesson.”
On Friday, Urbina expounded on the topic in a feature interview on Rapzilla. The site will host a Listening Session for ‘MP2 Darkness’ on April 11. Urbina has released two singles from the mixtape, “Teacher Chronicles” and “Carousel” featuring Mogli the Iceburg, and has been covered by HipHopDX, That’s Enuff, and Wade-O Radio.
About Oscar Urbina:
Born in Miami, Oscar Urbina grew up listening to rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Juvenile, and Nas. By high school, he began writing his own hip hop songs and aspired to become a rap star, teacher, and minister. The Moody Bible Institute graduate released his first mixtape, ‘Finally,’ in 2014, receiving critical acclaim that led to him being included in Rapzilla’s 15 Freshman of 2015 and winning the leading Christian hip hop site’s 16 Bar Challenge. He dropped his sophomore set, ‘Molly Pitcher,’ in 2016. When he is not rapping or teaching junior high school students at Northwest Christian Academy in Opa-locka in Miami-Dade County, he ministers at his church, The Brook Miami.
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