Rapper ‘Equation’ – aka 13-year-old student Adam Ephraim – was guest of honour at the Gad’s Hill Senior School end of year party.

Adam, from Rochester, made his dance floor debut in front of peers, teachers and friends at the annual event in the independent school’s sports hall, which had been transformed into a under-18’s ‘nightclub’ for the evening.

The young MC (Master of Ceremonies), who goes by the stage name ‘Equation’, performed rhymes which he had written himself and received rapturous applause from his adoring fans and impressed teachers.

He has been rapping for a year and is producing a mix in a studio which he hopes will be the start of a recording career – after his exams of course!

Gad’s English teacher, and Adam’s form tutor, Michael Selby-Bennetts worked with Adam to stage an assembly explaining the origins of rap music earlier in the term.

Mr Selby-Bennetts, also a keen musician, said:  “Adam helped me put together a practical presentation explaining how the nature of rhythm started as African drum beats before entering mainstream culture.

“His dedication, talent and commitment to the art of rapping is to be commended and I wish him every luck for the future.”


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