The Sounds of Science
May 3, 2006 6:47 AM Subscribe
Who was the first hip-hop artist to "drop science"?
posted by Kwanzaar to society & culture (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The concept of "science" as technically skilled, precise rhyming is interesting; as science, mathematics, and higher education in general are typically deprecated for African-American youths (moreso than their white counterparts, or so studies have shown). I'm interested in tracing the roots of this particular phenomenon, perhaps with a view towards implementing it in a pro-math and science general curriculum. I'd like as comprehensive as possible a discography of songs/artists who mention science positively. It's conceivable that playing a few of these songs in a classroom setting (if I can get away with that) will be useful in hyping the kids up at the start of the next term. If there are enough selections, I may be able to do "walking in" music before each class to get the kids pumped for their daily lesson (again, if my curriculum is approved).
Thanks in advance, and please go gently on me; this is my first AskMe.