The Secret Agency

GRAMMY-Winning Hip Hop with a Solid Gold Soul

The Secret Agency is on a mission: to find intelligence in all its forms. As connoisseurs of rare intelligence, they identify it in every person they meet, every moment they live, and every song they sing. From linguistic intelligence to emotional intelligence, and from fine art to street smarts, the Secret Agency knows the immense value of secret intelligence when it's brought to light.

Tapping into their GRAMMY winning original catalogue from rapper and hip hop artist, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, this electric ensemble combines the highly literate lyrical style of golden age hip hop with the raw emotional power of funk. Joined by amazingly acrobatic bboy dancers, this interactive and empowering experience blurs the line between kids music, young adult narratives and universal storytelling that draws from Jim Henson and George Clinton in equal measure. 

On stage, The Secret Agency’s live shows are alive with call-and-response anthems like the classic “Whatchya gotta be? / I gotta be ME!” and gravity defying moves from breakdancers that have the kids gasping in delight. The Secret Agency creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, 10 #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo teamed up with the Asheville Symphony and classical pianist, Orion Weiss to write and record “Mozartistic” for their 2017 Mozart Festival. Scores are available for live symphony collaborations.

 
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Hip Hop Songwriting Workshops

Rhyme writing lessons from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo aim to get students on the microphone in the first session, rapping their own original creations over boom bap beats. From single sessions to week-long songwriting residencies that culminate in student performances, 23 Skidoo teaches kids to collaborate in groups with an understanding of slant rhymes, syllable manipulation, bar counting and the history of hip hop. Teacher workshops are also available.

2015 Nominee, Best Children’s Album of the Year, The Perfect Quirk    2017 Winner, Best Children's Music Album, Infinity Plus One.

2015 Nominee, Best Children’s Album of the Year, The Perfect Quirk

2017 Winner, Best Children's Music Album, Infinity Plus One.

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Ten #1 hits, SiriusXM Kids Place Live

Ten #1 hits, SiriusXM Kids Place Live