When the Ol’ Dirty Bastard announced the Wu-Tang is for the children, he wasn’t just throwing around words. In addition to schooling plenty of students with their 1997 double LP, Wu-Tang Forever, Clan co-founder GZA, with the support of Columbia University professor, Dr. Emdin, and hip-hop lyrics website, Rap Genius, has decided to implement a city-wide high school project to teach science through hip-hop, more specifically rap ciphers.
Students will recite their 16s detailing science subjects, and graded by the Genius himself. Ones with the best verses will have their lyrics posted on Rap Genius. The article, published on the NY Times website details the procedure, and how this project could potentially turn into the next “spelling bee.”
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