Wu-Tang’s GZA Teaches Kids Science With Least-Lame Classroom Rap Ever

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June 18 2013 5:38 PM

Wu-Tang’s GZA Teaches Kids Science With Least-Lame Classroom Rap Ever

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GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan

Photo by Fergus McDonald/Getty Images

As part of a program created by Columbia professor Christopher Emdin, 10 New York City high school classes have been writing raps as a way to learn about science. The program is called Science Genius, and it sounds like the sort of patronizing pop-culture hijack kids hate more than anything. But when Wu-Tang’s GZA drops by a Bronx classroom to discuss the importance of scientific inquiry, you can see the actual moment when the students realize the program is legit. 

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