Do you Know What Hip-Hop Says to Your Child? To You?

Do you really know what Hip-Hop music is telling you and your youngster? Not all hip hop music is bad or bad for you or your child. As a matter of fact, even if you think most of it is noise filled with vulgarity and explicit lyrics and imagery, there is a deep message within each song. […]

Through The Eyes Of A Black Hip-Hop Artist

Changes “Come on come onI see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myselfIs life worth living should I blast myself?I’m tired of bein’ poor and even worse I’m blackMy stomach hurts so I’m lookin’ for a purse to snatchCops give a damn about a negroPull the trigger kill a nigga he’s […]

Can a Hip-Hop Curriculum Promote and Encourage Learning?

Hip-Hop is everywhere and 90% of today’s youth are tuning in. Just as technology is introduced in classroom instruction and utilized to supplement and reinforce content knowledge and skills acquisition, we must continue to adopt new ways to teach, engage students and facilitate learning. ‘Traditional’ teaching methodologies and framework of established “best practices” sadly contribute to the disconnect and disengagement of today’s goal-oriented, digital learners at […]