Ryan Bowers Hip-Hop Journey Was ‘Made’ To Be

Ryan Bowers just dropped a video for his single “Premier” feat. DJ Premier and toured with his fellow Psych Ward Druggies group members with Tech N9ne last year.

But the buddings of his hip-hop dreams were first nurtured on a little MTV show called “Made”.

Check out the flashback clip of Bowers on the show and what he had to say being on the show was really like.

Nick & Kid Reporter Jeremy Connect Over Poetry and Funky Feet

If you had the chance to meet your favorite author/celebrity what do you think would be the first thing you relate with them on?

For Scholastic News Kids Press Corps reporter Jeremy Hsiao it was having smelly feet. At last months’ Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, California Jeremy got to tell Nick just that as he talked to him about his brand new poetry book.

Check out Jeremy’s encounter below:

“FUNKY FEET”

I got a chance to ask Cannon about his new book, Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems(Scholastic, 2015). I told him that I could relate to his poem “Funky Feet,” because my mom always tells me that I have smelly feet. The poem begins with these lines:

Oooh-weee?
Do you smell that?
It can’t be.
Is it the cat?

“That poem,” Cannon said, “is also about my mom telling me that I have really funky feet. We actually are bonding on that level right now. Everything I wrote is really personal. I thought a lot of young people could relate to it.”

A SHARED LOVE OF POETRY

After telling Cannon that I recently won two awards for my own poetry, I asked if he thought I could be just like him someday.

“You’re going to become better than me,” he said. “When I was your age, I didn’t win any writing awards. You’re already on your way. You’re out here interviewing people. You’re out here writing and being creative.”

Did Cannon ever imagine as a kid that he would write a poetry book as an adult? “I always wanted to because poet Shel Silverstein was one of the people I looked up to,” he said. “I thought, ‘One day, I want to be able to do something like that,’ and I got the opportunity.”

Now that National Poetry Month is here, Cannon recommends these three Silverstein books: Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and The Giving Tree. And don’t forget to check out Neon Aliens Ate my Homework and Other Poems.

 

 

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NEW MUSIC: Ryan Bowers & DJ Premier – “The Premier”

Ryan Bowers is stepping out from the PWD (Psych Ward Druggies) spotlight and into his own with the video for his latest single “The Premier”.

“The Premier” was produced by the one and only DJ Premier.

The videos showcases not only Bowers skateboarding skills but also his sense of humor which are highlighted in some of the lyrics on the track.

On the track Bowers is showcasing his superslick sometimes tongue twistingly quick rhyming style over a thumping beat.

Nick Lays Out His Easter Plans with DemKids

Yesterday (March 2) Nick along with the judges of “America’s Got Talent” sat down for a panel discussion of season 10 of the hit summer show in Pasadena, CA for NBC Universal Summer Press Day.

In addition to the panel discussion the group also had a little red carpet fun posing for photos and answering questions from various media outlets.

Nick alongside judge Heidi Klum shared what his upcoming Easter plans are. Nick shared that he once again would be transforming into the Easter Bunny for his children’s amusement.