Gary Grice, one of the founders of Wu Tang Clan who goes by the stage name GZA, dropped out of school when he was in 10th grade. These days he’s back in schools sharing the expertise he’s developed over the years and helping students learn science through the art of rapping.
On Sunday, CBS News ran a story about a pilot program that uses hip-hop music to teach science in ten New York City public schools. The program was started by Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia University’s Teachers College.
“The goal is just to awaken the children, make them more aware and embrace science and everything connected to it,” GZA told CBS News.
PBS’ “Newshour” also aired an interview with GZA and Emdin last week. Their 9-minute segment is available online.