Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education from sam seidel on Vimeo.
AMEN!!! Utilize what kids love to inspire them to learn! Such a simple concept yet when it comes to hip hop it's clouded by stereotypes and fears. Even my Uncle had said this past weekend that hip hop is the only music genre where you hear of so much violence and crime. But that's not what it's all about. Plus you can turn that negative into positive. People in the community have.
It's a similar sentiment that I had when doing my thesis. There is so much more to hip hop in its culture then some know. So much love, passion, positive influence hidden in the negative stereotypes. There IS genius in hip hop. We just need to open peoples' minds. I hope educators can get over their fears and take heed.