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Monthly Archives: May 2011
RIP J Dilla. I guess it’s a cliche, but he is my favorite producer. Just listen to this beat on “E=mc2.” Common doesn’t exactly break down the mass-energy equivalence. So here’s a quick review of high school physics. E = … Continue reading
Science + Food = Art (for more by Kevin Van Aelst, see Brainpickings) Kanye + Common = The Food Note the sneaky sample of Guerrilla Monsoon Rap at 0:18. It’s not often that you get Kweli, Black Thought, Pharoah, a … Continue reading
Here’s the latest science rap making the internet rounds, from a group of Australian climate scientists. Video production values = A Rap production values = C Excessive use of profanity = A+ Kind of funny, and important message. Go Australia. … Continue reading
By Y Society. Just listen.
One of my favorite casual biology references comes near the end of The Tipping Point (2004) by The Roots. The album is named after the book by Malcolm Gladwell and features a young Malcolm X on the cover. Check out Black Thought at 1:27 in … Continue reading
Sam Seidel is doing big things. He has a ton of experience at the intersection of education and the arts. He was curating the hilariously-titled Husslington Post before focusing on his book, Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education, which will explore … Continue reading
Probably the top of the game for Bill Nye raps. Overalls ftw. Now check out the original. We can all thank Jermaine Dupris for this ridiculous song (which made it to #1 on New Zealand charts in 1992).