Anti-Cyberbullying Rap Lyrics for Schools

I Like It (Webwise Safer Internet Day Rap Lyrics for Schools)

Here are the tracks with lyrics to both the English and Irish versions of the anti-cyberbullying anthem from the Webwise and GMCBeats Youth Crew collaboration for safer internet day.

ENGLISH VERSION:

IRISH VERSION / AS GAEILGE:

ENGLISH LYRICS

CHORUS A:
Coz I like it!
Chattin’ with my friends online when there’s nothing to do or it’s raining outside
Coz I like it!
Expressin’ myself but I’ll never let a bully get into my head!
Coz I like it!
Chattin’ with my friends online when there’s nothing to do or it’s raining outside
Coz I like it!
Expressin’ myself but I’ll never let a bully get into my head!

VERSE 1:
Everybody here put your thumbs up high
if you think these bullies should be taken offline
Coz when we’re online or using an app ____
WE should NEVER have to deal with that!

I wanna snap like my screen is cracked
But really they just want me to react,
But I won’t give in I’ll step on in,
Put that message in the bin, won’t let them win!

Cyber bullies live off intimidation,
Calling people names humiliation so if ya
See something nasty and don’t know what to do,
Don’t let it put it you in a mood.
If it makes you feel bad then don’t reply
Tell someone that you trust, report it online.
Just block the sender, block the sender
There’s so many ways you can stop the pressure!

CHORUS A

CHORUS B:
I like it – Watching YouTube!
I like it – Listening to new tunes!
I like it – When my best friend texts me,
I like it – Puttin’ up a status or a selfie
I like it – Playing some games
I like it – Challenging my brain
But these trolls will never affect me!
When I’m online you better respect me!

VERSE 2

If it’s turning into a problem,
One way to stop them is block them
Keyboard warriors and trolls
I will never let them get control

If it’s turning into a problem,
One way to stop them is block them
Keyboard warriors and trolls
I will never let them break my soul!

CHORUS A
CHORUS B

IRISH LYRICS / AS GAEILGE

Chorus A:
Is maith liom é
Ag caint ar line is e ag báisteach ó Satharn go hAoine
Is maith liom é
Ag labhairt liom ach ní ligfidh mé don bullaí cur isteach orm.

Verse 1:
Lámha san aer ag na daoine
Má ceapann sibh gur ceart an bullaí a thógaint ó line
Mar is mé ar line nó ag usaid aip
Ni ceart go mbeadh orainn cur suas le faic

Mo cheann ag scaoilte cosúil le scáileán briste
Ach ní thabharfaidh mé an sásamh sin duitse
Ní thabharfaidh mé suas, seasfaidh mé suas
An teachtaireacht sa bhin ni bheidh an bua acu

Cyberbullaí ag baint taitneamh as imeaglú
Is ag deanamh beag is fiu, mar sin
Ma feiceann tú rud gránna cad tá le dhéanamh?
Ná bac leis an droch-giúmar, cuir é ar leathtaobh

Má cuireann sé as duit le freagra ná bac
Abair le duine fásta is cuir tuairisc isteach
Cur bac leis an seoltóir, ná bac leis fiú,
Go leor slite ann chun deireadh a chur leis an brú

Chorus A

Chorus B:

Is maith liom é – feachaint ar YouTube
Is maith liom é – éisteacht leis na tunes
Is maith liom é – téacs ó mo chara is fearr
Is maith liom é – féin-phic nua sa charr
Is maith liom é – ag imirt cluichí
Is maith liom é – ag foghlaim rudaí
Ach ní cuirfidh loitiméirí isteach orm
Is mé ar line bíodh meas agaibh orm

Verse 2:
Má tá sé ag dul in olcas
Cuir bac leo agus stop leis
Gaiscaí ríomhaire is loitiméirí
Ní bhrisfidh siad mo spiorad ná aon ní

Chorus A

Here’s to Another 12 Months of Music

Garry at the Music Generation / GMCBeats Studio Kabin in Hollyhill

Garry at the Music Generation / GMCBeats Studio Kabin in Hollyhill

I just want to wish everyone that I’ve worked with over the last twelve months a happy and creative new year. Also a massive thank you to those who continue to support my work which has allowed me to do something that I love for over 5 years.

I get to make music with young people all over the country, in primary schools, secondary schools, youth groups, youth reaches, residential care centres etc. I meet a load of interesting, funny and talented individuals, many of them have a lot to say and it’s genuinely a privilege to help them to do so through music.

2016 has been a mad year for GMCBeats Workshops, and it’s looking like 2017 should be too. Some of the highlights of the past year include:

Producing and recording 4 tracks that made the Song for 16 finals in the National Concert Hall (2 primary schools, 1 secondary school and 1 youth reach group).

A song and music video created at the workshops in Ballincollig Youth Reach was the overall winner at the Irish Cancer Society’s X-Hale awards.

The winning video at the Cancer Society's X-Hale Awards 2016

The winning video at the Cancer Society’s X-Hale Awards 2016

A song created at one of the workshops won top prize at the “Show Racism the Red Card” awards.

Scoil Íosagáin in Farranree appeared on Swipe TV, performed at the Department of Education for national forum on sustainability, and recorded their 6th album!

The 3rd year of running the Urban Music Summer camp at the Kabin. Supported by Music Generation Cork City.

MusicGeneration Cork City's Urban Music Summer Camp 2016 with GMCBeats, Rory McGovern, Ophelia and Lloyd

MusicGeneration Cork City’s Urban Music Summer Camp 2016 with GMCBeats, Rory McGovern, Ophelia and Lloyd

Delivered my first international workshop at the Musician’s Woodshed in Austin, Texas.

A successful Rap-a-Mile for Straight Ahead charity event in Cork City.

Worked on 3 music videos (and songs) for Colaiste Eoin Finglas.

 

Making one of the videos at Coláiste Eoin

Making one of the videos at Coláiste Eoin

 

National TV appearances and live performances for secondary schools St. Aidan’s and Coláiste Eoin.

Awarded a grant from CESCA to create music that will help Cork teenagers to “fight off negativity”.

The young musicians, rappers and singers from the Hut (YWIC) in Gurranabraher have continued to make group and solo tracks in my 4th year working there with the other brilliant tutors Rory and Ophelia.

Danny & Cathal producing music at the Studio Kabin

Danny & Cathal producing music at the Studio Kabin

Involved in a number of secondary school groups that wrote and performed lyrics at 2 Wrapparound events at the National Library and UCC (supported by Poetry Ireland, JCSP and Trócaire).

Thank you all. G’wan!

Garry.

Urban Music Summer Camp in partnership with Music Generation Cork City

Delighted to announce this year’s summer camp at the Music Generation Studio Kabin in Knocknaheeny. Participants will get the chance to write rap lyrics, sing, freestyle, make beats using the latest technology, record and perform their own original music with tutors from the Music Generation Cork City program.
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Running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th of July 2016, from 10am to 1pm. €25 for the week. Suitable for ages 10 to 14. Spaces are limited.

To sign up, email workshops@gmcbeats.com or call 0851186065.

Youth Music Video Tackling the Problem of Nicotine Addiction

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After reaching the finals of the Song for 16 competition last month, I want to say congrats and best of luck to Ballincollig Youth Reach in their next endeavour, the Irish Cancer Society’s X-Hale competition.

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This is a track and video that was made at GMCBeats’ workshops. Written, produced, recorded and filmed at the youth reach. Had a bit of craic creating this (and setting fire to a load of 20 euro notes!)

For more information about GMCBeats’ creative songwriting, rap and beats workshops, contact workshops@gmcbeats.com.

Finglas Teens’ Music Video Celebrating the Development of Irish Culture since 1916

Students from Coláiste Eoin in Finglas have created a song and music video for the Song for 16 competition. With the help of GMCBeats Workshops, the students wrote, produced and recorded the song in one school day and filmed the video the following week.

This is the 4th song that GMCBeats has made with the school over the past 18 months.

They also made it into the final 14 (out of almost 160 entries) and performed the track to an audience of a few hundred people at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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Massive congratulations to all the hugely talented student writers, singers, rappers, poets and musicians that have been involved. This wouldn’t have been possible without the huge help from their JCSP librarian Teresa Hudson, principal Paula O’Brien and music teacher Mr. Gaffney.

For more information about GMCBeats’ creative songwriting, rap and beats workshops, contact workshops@gmcbeats.com.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Around the Corner

A few Irish tracks that we’ve made in the past

GMC – Lá ar an Trá (Le Bubba Shakespeare & Aaron Carroll)

GMC – The Jig (As Gaeilge)(Le Bubba Shakespeare)(Produced by GMC)

GMC – Conas atá Tú (le Bubba Shakespeare)

Song for ’16 Schools Competition

Song for ’16 is an all-island schools song competition presented by the National Concert Hall, Disney Music Group and the Department of Education and Skills. This competition forms part of the National Concert Hall’s 2016 Centenary Programme.

GMCBeats is now offering mobile recording for schools. We will travel nationwide to record and produce your song, arrive in your school with all the necessary equipment.

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Prize
Winning song published and released by Disney Music Group
€1,000 for primary and post-primary category winners
Finalists perform at The National Concert Hall

The Brief:
Schools are invited to write and perform a song celebrating the modern, multi-cultural Ireland of 2016. The song should explore themes such as equality of opportunity, liberty, and the equal cherishing of all of the island’s children; themes that are as relevant today as when spoken of in 1916.

A Celebration of the Modern Ireland
Ireland is now very much an island of nations, and its citizens and children have their origins in a multitude of countries, cultures, religions and traditions – indeed, Ireland represents for many of its new people a land of opportunity and possibility, just as America has done for the Irish themselves. Song for ’16 celebrates the cultural and musical diversity of modern Ireland, through themes as relevant today as they were in 1916.

Through Song for ’16, schools are encouraged to engage with contemporary culture through a historical perspective, and to produce a hit song for modern Ireland that celebrates what the island has become over the last 100 years.

To apply for this competition click here.

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