Corey DePina

Type: Workshop, Residency, Remote
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: 4 - 12

Corey DePina is a skilled rapper and workshop leader who hosts Boston’s largest and longest running all age open one mic event: Critical Breakdown. His work as a facilitator for local and national non profits and community centers has earned him numerous awards, including: the 2008 Good Neighbor Award from East Boston’s NOAH, the 2008 Community Leadership Award from Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square Task Force, the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the 2014 Best Initiative, Best Youth Worker of the Year. In 2020, Corey received the Black Excellence on the Hill award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Caucus.

VIRTUAL ADAPTION: Something From Nothing is available live online through your remote learning platform.

Programs Offered

Corey DePina teaches rap and hip hop culture workshops for schools in Massachusetts


Corey DePina did an amazing job with 8th graders at Solomon Schechter Day School yesterday. I Loved, loved, loved his program! It was a great mix of talking, slides, video and Q & A. 

Alison Judd, arts coordinator, Solomon Schecter Day School, Newton, MA