A pretty wide departure from the normal stuff on this site1 but after spending some time with the esteemed Bryan Lamb I thought it’d be fun to share some random rap songs. I’m sure all of these songs curse. Most are offensive. Some are just bad but I still like them for various reasons. I have no idea how bad/good the videos are as I didn’t see most of them. You’ve been warned. This will be the cleanest song in the list. “They call me the Hip-Hopapotamus Flows that glow like phosphorous Poppin’ off the top of this esophagus Rockin’ this metropolis I’m not a large water-dwelling mammal Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis?” While I usually think police are coming up behind me, I do know all the words. About 1:29 was when it got really good. I can’t find anything clean enough to quote. Tu Pac. 1:23 ish – “something’s evil in my IV . . . ” I always thought this song was called Cadillac Doors. From 2 Fast 2 Furious the soundtrack but the I was way too happy with the lines “I’m like this corner I gotta stay bent/ I need every quarter I gotta pay rent.” “I take breath, the opposite of primateen mist” Niki Minaj’s lines are classic. “Yeah I’m in that […]
. . . but I couldn’t resist. Not timeless certainly, nor broadly applicable but I’d have some fun with this in an English classroom. It’s along the same lines as the remixed “Read” posters Dan started and I did a few of a while back. Lil Wayne and one of his lines from A Milli1. Not sure if I need to be this obvious but it’d depend on the class. If, for some reason, you want the big version of either just click on the image. 1 A good song but probably not playable in most classrooms and if you can get away with it I’d play the version with Jay Z instead.
I know it’s been done but I couldn’t resist. I really need gold $ signs instead of pluses and I’m not thrilled overall but it’s better than nothing. Maybe there will be a version 2.0- depends on how much life intervenes. What would make this a project, something you could use to teach as opposed to just another poster, would be to get your kids making things like these based on the concepts your covering but they choose what pop culture elements to use. They’re then thinking more deeply about the concept in order to figure out the link and they’d be doing it far more frequently (and away from school). It’s like installing a secret little education ninja in their head. I’m working on a poster that ties together Nietzsche’s ideas regarding “eternal return” and TuPac’s “my only fear of death is reincarnation” quote. But I have to re-read Nietzsche in order to make sure I’ve got it right.