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D.O. Gibson

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Ontario
Languages: English

D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper, published author and University graduate that has been inspiring hundreds of thousands of youth since 2001. He set a Guinness World Record for longest freestyle rap by rapping for 8 hours and 45 minutes. Gibson has performed at over 1,000 schools. He's toured Canada, US, Asia, Europe and had ten videos play on MuchMusic, including one where Drake made a cameo.


I enjoyed the presentation and was impressed at the rapt attention of every student in the gym. Your style is professional yet personal and the message very clear. The advice you give is important for preadolescents whose attitudes and values are just being formed. Gayle Stucke, Director of Education, Lambton Kent District School Board, Sarnia, ON
The message tied in well with our school theme of respect and students were excited about the presentation. Roxanne Hodge, Teacher, Poplar Bank Public School, York Regional Disctrict School Board
D.O. was incredible with our students. We was able to meet them at their level all while sending the message of staying driven and believing in themselves. Jay Blauer, VP Huntley Centennial OCDSB

Performances & Workshops

Stay Driven

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: Powerpoint Projector, Microphone, Sound System that can plug into a computer
Fee Range: $820 - $920 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Stay Driven is a one-hour assembly that combines speaking with live hip hop performances to engage your students while delivering a solid message. The central program, "H.O.L.L.A.", is focused on anti-bullying. The acronym stands for "Help, Outlet, Lead, Leave, Assert": five strategies that can be used to combat bullying. The program is interactive as D.O. gets all students involved through call-and-response rapping.

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