Rhymecology: Host of
Words Spoken Poetry Night
Songsalive! Showcase Los Angeles
AIM "The Microphone Sessions"
NAMM Music Convention
Hilton Hotel and Marriott Shows, Anaheim, CA (with gilli moon)
2011, 2012 and 2013
Fox Sports Radio “The Loose Canons” radio show. J. is dubbed their "resident poet". More info
Harbour View Hotel
(with gilli moon)
Jan 8, 2013
J.Walker's ALBUM LAUNCH
for "AMBITIONS OF A WRITER"
@ THE MINT
6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles,
November 29, 2011
Skillz For Life Show for Kidz,
at Downtown On Ice,
Pershing Square, Los Angeles
December 6, 2008
Spot Festival, Ahrus, Denmark, for Koda.dk, (with gilli moon)
June 9, 2008
Sedona Jam Festival
Sedona AZ: Canyon Breeze, at the Sedona Jam, with gilli moon www.sedonajam.com
February 10, 2007
Laguna Wine Bar
Wollombi N.S.W Australia
Bermuda Songwriting & Artist Retreat
@ Sandys, Bermuda:
spoken word performance to adult artist participants and their guests.
October 6, 2006
"Rhymecology" album launch-
Los Angeles, CA: Room 5 - J.Walker's spoken word, music and guest artists.
May 6, 2006
Speaking engagements & workshops
CMHACY: California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. Carmel, CA. Rhymecology workshop and performance.
UC Irvine: School of Education, May 2017
How Hip-Hop Can Heal
UC Irvine, CA. Aug 2016
Therapist Training, Using Hip-Hop to Heal
Stars Behavioral Health Group,
Compton, CA. Nov, 2015.
Reo Rhymecology Retreat: The Art of Rhyming
(Two Day Workshop)
British Columbia, Canada
Taxi Road Rally:
The Art of Rhyming Workshop
Los Angeles, CA.
Rhymecology workshop for girl teenagers, after school program
Cal State Northridge
2013 and 2014
Hollywood Pop Academy
Hip Hop Lyric Writing course
of Education Sly Park Youth Camp.
Skillz Workshop & Youth Performance for Foster Youth
Transition Aged Youth Conference
Rhymecology presentations, offering a combination of J.Walker's expertise, real day-to-day experience, and creative inspiration for Mental Health professionals.
Rhymecology presentations, offering a combination of his expertise, real day-to-day experience, and creative inspiration for Mental Health professionals.
Downtown LA, CA.
CMHACY: California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth Conference, Monterey CA.
Rhymecology inspirational talk and performance.
CMHACY is a diverse association of citizens dedicated to advancing children's mental health services in California. Formed in 1980 by people who saw the need to focus attention on children's issues, CMHACY has grown into a large and broad-based coalition of persons deeply concerned with the mental health needs of California's vulnerable children and youth. CMHACY is the only statewide voice for children's mental health in California.
UCLA - Sociology of Education - a discussion with education students about Rhymecology and J.'s experiences.
"J.Walker captivated my UCLA class, J. is a word and rhyme MASTER!" Thomas Harrison, UCLA Professor of Literature, Film and Rock Lyrics.
A performance and workshop for at risk youth - teaching methods of expressing themselves through poetry and hip hop.
Independent Music Conference, Philadelphia and Los Angeles
J.Walker's Rhymecology Workshop for adult musicians and artists, plus spoken word performances throughout the conference weekend.
DayJams Rock Music Camp - Rhymecology lyrics workshop to 9-16 year olds - summer camp
These three brothers had a difficult time expressing what they had gone through with their mother, until they were given a chance to write their feelings in rhyme. Each week they were given an assignment leading up to this recording. First they were to identify the feelings which came up when thinking about their mother. Then (with assistance) decide what words rhymed with their feelings and create a story with those. The third week they were asked to memorize the story.
This is their story.
My client had been a victim of bullying but had never expressed how he felt about it. After hearing rappers express vulnerability, he decided to try it himself.
For clients battling depression and drug abuse, there is power in urging them to write positive feelings and thoughts down in a rap format.
Until the Rhymecology sessions, this teenage father only rapped about violence and drugs.
When he was asked to look within and write form the heart,
this was the result.
Young Black Male
In the wake of the recent police shootings of young black men, this client took to the pen and paper to vent his frustrations, fear and feelings.
He never talked to any therapist. Except the one time we used Rhymecology.
Rhymecology® helps people express, discover and create themselves through the study and power of hip-hop lyrics and culture.
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