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Getting Into Trouble with Afroman

The hip-hop genre has many talented artists who discuss important social issues, such as poverty, racism, and violence... Afroman is not one of those artists! He is known as a "one-hit wonder" because he became famous for only one song that he wrote in 2000. "Because I Got High" is a story about a man whose life becomes miserable because he smokes too much marijuana, which is an illegal drug in many countries. The song was very obscure when Afroman released it, but it became very popular the … [Read More]

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De-La-Soul

Level 1 Lesson 10: So & Such

De La Soul is a hip-hop trio that was formed in 1987 on Long Island, NY. They are known for their unique sampling, playful lyrics and humorous skits between tracks. They contributed to the rise of alternative hip-hop in the 1990s, especially to the beginning of jazz rap. The … [Read More]

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If you hate your job, you’ll love this song!

A good job that pays well and makes you happy is difficult to find nowadays. For a lot of people in the world, they will take any job because they need money to pay bills and support their families. But every now and then, a job is so bad and boring … [Read More]

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5 Pronunciation Tips That Will Make You Fluent!

Hello, hip-hop heads and ELT students and teachers! This lesson was inspired by MC Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's 1988 hit "It Takes Two". As with a lot of hip-hop songs, "It Takes Two" boasts their ability to rap, rhyme, and get the ladies! There are … [Read More]

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Level 1 Lesson 8: Imperatives

The GS Boyz were a group of rappers from Arlington, Texas who made their first big break with the single "Stanky Legg" in 2008. Although they are no longer performing as a group anymore, the Stanky Legg dance is still used at parties and by athletes … [Read More]