Why You Should Care That Kendrick Lamar Just Won A Pulitzer Prize
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Why You Should Care That Kendrick Lamar Just Won A Pulitzer Prize

Why You Should Care That Kendrick Lamar Just Won A Pulitzer Prize by Terry Heick Kendrick Lamar is now a Pulitzer Prize winner The best rapper alive just won a Pulitzer Prize, and this is a big deal. Not because hip-hop requires mainstream validation (you could effectively argue that, in fact, hip-hop is not only…

Wisdom For Teens: Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole On ‘The Disease Of More’
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Wisdom For Teens: Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole On ‘The Disease Of More’

Wisdom For Teens: Hip-Hop Artist J. Cole On ‘The Disease Of More’ by TeachThought Staff Know a teen that could use a little wisdom? How about hip-hop artist J. Cole waxing on about inherent dissatisfaction–and dangers–of materialism? At TeachThought, we love hip-hop. (Want to read more? You could start with 11 Classic Hip-Hop Songs You Can…

Chance The Rapper Is Starting An Awards Show For Teachers
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Chance The Rapper Is Starting An Awards Show For Teachers

Chance The Rapper Is Starting An Awards Show For Teachers? by Ashley McCann No one goes into teaching expecting fame or fortune — and if they do, they’re more likely to find themselves rich with disappointment instead of dollar bills. While it’s true that teaching is a noble profession powered by good intentions (or at…

Nas Breaks Down Hip-Hop Classic ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ With Harvard Poetry Professor
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Nas Breaks Down Hip-Hop Classic ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ With Harvard Poetry Professor

Nas Breaks Down Hip-Hop Classic ‘It Ain’t Hard To Tell’ With Harvard Poetry Professor by Terry Heick In April of 1994, Queens artist Nas released what would become one of the most iconic hip-hop albums of all time. ‘Illmatic’ contained 10 tracks, including ‘One Love,’ ‘Halftime,’ ‘Memory Lane,’ and ‘NY State of Mind.’ With legendary…

Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development
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Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development

Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development by TeachThought Staff Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development Lyrics Lord I’ve really been real stressed Down and out, losin’ ground Although I am black and proud Problems got me pessimistic Brothers and sisters keep messin’ up Why does it have to be so damn tough? I don’t know…

Our Inner Genius: Hip-Hop As A Model To Disrupt Education
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Our Inner Genius: Hip-Hop As A Model To Disrupt Education

Our Inner Genius: Hip-Hop As A Model To Disrupt Education by Jamaal Bowman, School Founder & Principal Let’s begin with a distinction–rap and Hip-Hop are not the same thing. To quote KRS-One, “rap is what we do, Hip-Hop is how we live.” Rap is one element of Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is a cultural phenomenon and movement….

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