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We all know how much many of our learners love hip hop music. But the challenges around subject content, lyrics and the social connotations of the genre can be difficult to overcome in the classroom. So it's great that DJ Fame and our Little Kids Rock pal Coach Kenrick have got together to create a playlist of 36 "classroom friendly" hip hop songs.
Click to listen on Spotify
Click to listen on Soundcloud
Click to feedback in the Little Kids Rock Facebook community
They have also suggested the following advisories as you listen:
1.The hip hop song choices were based on content as well as language, however we strongly suggest that you listen through for age appropriateness in regards to subject matter.
Example: Talib Kweli's track "Get By" is a great track that speaks on the struggle of his people's socioeconomic status..great for middle to high schoolers, but might go over the heads of students from K to 3rd Grade
2. A good majority of this playlist may be considered by some as "old school rap/hiphop" however the music grooves, rhythm and writing is still present in the hip hop of today
3. The songs are in one long mix 1hr 26 min non stop but I have noted the time codes and artist info so you can download and edit as needed
4. Leave your feedback and enjoy!!!
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