Ms. Dynamite To Open Urban Music School In The U.K.

Young hip-hop fans across the Atlantic clamoring to be the next P.Diddy can enroll at Diddymite, a new urban music school that teaches kids songwriting and performance skills.

The South London school, however, isn’t funded by the Bad Boy C.E.O., but rather by England’s own Ms. Dynamite.

The garage raptress has also secured grants and donations from local organizations, which will help to subsidize to cost of operating the facility.

She founded the school in order to give young talent a chance to perform behind the mic in an actual studio.

And while Ms. Dynamite won’t be running the day-to-day operations of the school—Marisha Skyers, a cousin of her boyfriend will— she, along So Solid Crew and Big Brovaz, will serve as a guest instructor.

The school, which will be open to children age seven to 19, will schedule classes during weekends and holidays in order to avoid children skipping school.

Diddymite is set to open in three months in an as-yet-determined building in Lambeth.

Ms. Dynamite, who won a Mercury Award in 2002, is currently signed to Interscope Records and is expected to release her next album later this year.