“The Science” is a lyrical standout from Murs’s 2008 shot at the mainstream – Murs for President. I thought the album as a whole was disappointing, though only in comparison to classics like 3:16: The 9th Edition (2004).
Verse 1 opens with a delightful explanation of the scientific method, followed by a quick history of how drugs have been used to keep poor people poor.
Verse 2 tells a brief history of African-American attitudes towards education, followed by the story of hip hop as an ingenious way for oppressed youth to flex creativity and intellect.
Probably the best example I’ve come across of scientific culture being used in hip hop culture.