Monday, August 13, 2007

Hip Hop Rocks The Classroom

QUEENS, N.Y. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – With summer wrapping up, kids may want to brush up one some hip-hop before they board the school bus.

Sing-2-School is an award-winning company in Queens, New York, which puts out hip-hop albums that teach tots the basics of education, including states and capitals, phonics, and multiplication.

And for Sing-2-School producer Ronald Speed-Bey Jr., dropping a dope beat for kids comes with grown-up gratification.

Speed-Bey, who works along with rapper and fellow teacher Shawn Chandler, says, “It’s a little trickier to make hip-hop comfortable, catchy and upbeat for kids, but it’s a fun process to find something kids will enjoy and remember.”

And unlike 50 Cent, Speed-Bey’s tunes can school you with substance, not just style.

He says, “I didn’t realize how big it was until we saw kids and parents react to it. There’s nothing like a parent saying they’re getting sick of our songs – it means the kids are learning.”

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