Ian Willey, 28, had his first experience with hip hop early.
"I wrote this great poem once in second grade called Fat Pat. It started like this, "Once there was a boy named Pat, who was very, very, very Fat." And ever since then I liked rhymes," Willey said.
Willey is now actively pursuing his dream of becoming a hip hop artist, having recently released his first professional album.
But the words and motivation behind that album originate from an unexpected place — 90 fifth grade students at an elementary school in Harlem.
Voice is a product of the MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop, where participants work alongside MediaStorm staff to create an intimate, character-driven documentary in just one week. Learn more about upcoming MediaStorm workshops and online training at mediastorm.com/train.Published:
December 14, 2011