Experimentation.     Collaboration.    Study.

Experimentation.     Collaboration.    Study.

Marcus Singleton, PhD Candidate

Critical Thinking Hip-Hop Artist | Critical Hip-Hop Educator | Black Youth Advocate | PhD Student

Peace. My name is marcus (iomos marad) singleton. I am an educator, an advocate for Black students/ youth, and a critical thinking Hip-Hop artist. I am from the South Side of Chicago Englewood community. I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in the Social Justice Department under the supervision of dr. rosalind hampton.

The plan is to work with Black youth in formal and informal settings transnationally (Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, and Montreal) to build community-based learning practices. The goal is to collaborate with Black students and learn through their interactions with each other as they engage in critical conversations across cities and borders. I would love to create a global classroom as counter space for Black students to come together to talk about their lives and learning experiences for the possibility of developing new learning practices that are more beneficial for their needs.

As a critical thinking Hip-Hop artist, I have released five independent projects. I have opened for various artists such as KRS-One, Mos Def, Slum Village, Raekwon, Little Brother, Lupe Fiasco, The Hieroglyphics, Pete Rock, Immortal Technique, and the Boot Camp Clik, to name a few. I have also collaborated with J-Live, Oddisee, Finale, Thaione Davis, and other Hip-Hop artists