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Get Educated with Hip Hop Apps

Contributed article by Boo Smith Songs are known to be powerful memory devices, and through the genre of hip hop, we can discover meanings of idioms and slang, learning about the English language at a deeper level. Music is one of the most entertaining and effective ways to learn a new language because it keeps your communication natural and fluid, but there are plenty of other learning platforms, including language apps for smartphones and tablets. So much learning comes from these gadgets, … [Read More]



You best believe I’m the illest!

You best believe I'm the illest! My name is Steve. You best believe I'm the illest English teacher that you've ever seen! I'm going to break down (explain) my lyrics very quickly. We can use "You had better" in order to give very direct advice or warnings. For example, "You had … [Read More]

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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 … [Read More]

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Idioms and Vocabulary with Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Pete Rock and CL Smooth are a hip-hop duo from Mount Vernon, New York, which is a small city outside of New York City. They released their debut album, Mecca and the Soul Brother, in 1992 and released The Main Ingredient two years later. In … [Read More]

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Adverbs of Frequency: It’s like a jungle SOMETIMES!

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was an influential hip hop group formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978. Composed of one DJ (Grandmaster Flash) and five rappers (Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Cowboy, Mr. Ness/Scorpio, and Rahiem), the … [Read More]


Wordplay with Ludacris and Nicki Minaj

"My Chick Bad" is a song by American rapper Ludacris. The song features American recording artist Nicki Minaj, who co-wrote the song with Ludacris, Samuel Lindley and Derrelle Davidson. The track was produced by The Legendary Traxster and serves as … [Read More]