Write and perform your own Christmas (w)rap with Karl Nova

Karl Nova

Karl Nova is a well-loved hip hop artist, author and poet whose debut book Rhythm And Poetry won the CLiPPA poetry prize 2018. He also won the Ruth Rendell Award for his outstanding contribution to raising literacy levels in the UK in 2020.

Write and perform a Christmas rap

Karl has shared his top tips on how to make your very own (w)rap (gettit?!) this festive season! Writing and performing a rap is a great opportunity to learn new words and grow more confident in performing. It even helps you express your emotions, learn about poetry through rhymed sentences and could make the perfect Christmas present for your friends and family too.

Watch the video below and follow the steps to perform your own rap

Christmas (w)rap backing track

Karl has created this beat for you to perform your rhymes with!

National Literacy Trust · Karl Nova Christmas (w)rap beat

Share your performances with wordsforlife@literacytrust.org.uk for a chance to feature on our social media platforms!