Elliott Walsh is an independant Canadian hip hop artist who performs under the name Nestor Wynrush (pronounced Win-rush). He is a critically acclaimed storyteller who explores the nature of family, modern day “Canadiana”, and his disability, within his works.
Elliott is an active artist who has toured with the likes of Shad and opened for many award winning artists, icluding Grammy nominee Aloe Blacc.
Elliott is a pioneer in instructing and developing hip hop workshops in Manitoba. For over 15 years, he has been working with various Manitoba school divisions and organizations. Elliot is a co-founder of the annual University of Winnipeg Student Association’s Freestyle Festival, a freelance hip hop journalist, promoter, and former correspondent with TSN Radio.
LYRIC LATHERED BEATS teaches students about the nuances of rap lyric composition and the recording process. Using literary devices and an assortment of hip hop beats, students learn to write and record their own hip hop songs. The importance of pattern is explored through rhyme, breathing techniques, content, style, song structure, beat slection, and recording equipment.
The goal of the program is to have each class create a number of completed songs by participating in a variety of games and writing excercises. Teachers are encouraged to contact Elliott in advance to discuss aspects of their curriculum that they may want his workshop to explore.