I enjoy sharing my musical tastes and talents with my students, but the world of hip hop can be gritty (to put it lightly). As an artist (and a rational adult) I believe that censorship is a ridiculous concept and thus I do not ask our guest emcees and rappers to “watch their language.” Nor do I “bleep” them in post-production.
Employing clever editing, I can often avoid gratuitous profanity in our videos, but I don’t lose sleep over foul language. They’re just words, and I have never understood why some words are “bad”; in fact, some of the most disturbing diatribe spews forth in the floweriest and most righteous of language.
I understand that not everyone shares these views, and so I have always been hesitant to allow my younger students (and their parents) easy access to information about my alter ego “O-man” (short for “Omelette-man” due to my deep love of omelettes) from the beat-production web series G Koop & O-man. I am proud to present the following episodes of G Koop & O-man, which have all been stamped as CLEAN (there may be a little innuendo from time to time, but nothing graphic):