A few years ago my wife, Larita, and I were sitting sitting in a chemotherapy treatment center awaiting her final treatment.
Today Larita is healthy and cancer free. We are expecting baby # 2 (a little boy) in June. And I am soaring with new music opportunities with The Corner (a children’s content outlet).
Right now I want to tell you how thankful I am that our lives are in a better place. Thank you for sticking by my side. Thank you for the healthy positive thoughts. Thank you for the e-mails. Thank you for the prayers. Thank you.
Have a wonderful day,
Adam (mc till)
Mrs. Steckler was one of my favorite teachers as a child. It isn’t book knowledge I remember learning from her, but compassion. She always greeted me with a smile that said “You matter and I’m so happy you are here.”
Do you remember a favorite teacher?
Well, today I’m going to ask you to help me with a lifelong dream as you say ‘Thank you’ to that teacher.
The Corner is a Hip-hop and story telling platform aimed at inspiring kids to explore their world through the the lens of art and music while giving their parents something to nod to. I’ve been working on this project for over a year now and I’m so excited about it.
Our first offering is a children’s vinyl record (cd/mp3 as well), book, app, and interactive website.
When you secure your copy of the music & book you are also given the chance to pass along this gift to your favorite teacher. Or you can simply ask us to find a teacher for you. I know countless teachers that would love a resource like this.
It will make you nod your head. It will entertain and inspire kids. It will be a blessing to teachers across this country.
Please, help me pursue my dream of creating music while gifting someone who is in the trenches everyday with kids. It would mean the world to me, the teacher you gift, and the kids who get to jump around and feel inspired by Hip-hop music.
This isn’t just my next project. Its my calling and the rest of my life in music. Please be a part of it today.
Click here (or copy and past this URL into your browser
(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1833226306/the-corner?ref=nav_search) to be a part of The Corner and make this dream a reality.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Adam Hayden (aka MC Till)
A few years ago I was sitting in Mr. Hollin’s room at Douglass Elementary School in Walnut Hills. I was left in charge of 22 very challenging young first graders. I needed something to hold their attention. I grabbed a children’s book of poetry off the shelf and began reading. I quickly realized that I could rap the poems from the book. I began rapping. The kids loved it. Attention held!
Fast forward to earlier this year. I am sitting in the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming’s children’s library (in Cincinnati, I know its weird). I am cleaning out old books. What do you know. I come across the same exact same book of poetry. Then, the light went off.
I have been pursuing music AND working with kids my entire life. However, I never really created music for kids. I always created music for adults. Can you guess where I’m going?
There it was. As plain as day the thought illuminated my whole being; I need to create children’s content. It’s not as much as I want to, I have to. Don’t get me wrong I want to do this, but that desire is far outweighed by the overwhelming sense of obligation. I feel a calling to this.
So what is it? Well, it has taken off and it’s called The Corner. The Corner is a unique hip hop music, video, art and storytelling platform designed to entertain young children and help them learn about life and their world with a delightful sense of humor and discovery. You can think of it as the Hip-hop Shel Silverstein of this generation.
There is so much more to it. There is another rapper involved, an illustrator in France, a chief creative officer at a really big marketing firm all in this together to make it a success.
I will be sharing much more about it as the weeks and months go on. For now I need you to do three things…
1. Be excited for me
2. Be prepared to help kickstart this thing (kickstarter campaign is coming soon)
3. Watch the video below simply by clicking on it (or copy and paste this link into your browser… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKf2USx30aM
Please share my excitement today then reply to this e-mail and let me know what you are excited about these days.