Spoken Word/Rap Coach/Artist Development
Hollywood’s Spoken Word/Rap Coach Toni has both the expertise and the talent to help actors, performance artists and rappers embody what it means to be a poet. She was the only person Kwame Alexander thought of when his award-winning book, The Crossover, was picked up by Disney. Toni worked on the pilot, in pre-production and was brought on set during the taping of the first season. She has coached hundreds of performers for on-camera, concerts/tours, and events and can prep an artist for studio recording (and even MC battles). Toni works virtually and in person, conceptualizes and directs stage performances/pieces, and can co-write. She leads small groups and freestyle (improvisational intensives).
The first official US Hip Hop Ambassador, Toni’s work “changed the course of US cultural diplomacy”.
Toni Blackman is one of the world’s foremost hip-hop educators. A pioneer in this lane, her influence permeates the field.
Toni’s innovative work as founder of Freestyle Union Cypher Workshop and Rhyme like a Girl