Yes. He’s done it again ladies and gentlemen. Frequent Flocab contributor and educational rap maven MC LaLa is back with an awesome, original music video and song on one of the most important documents in American history.
As always, a very big thanks to Peter DiLalla, a.k.a. MC LaLa for this contribution to the Hip-Hop Classroom.
Here at Flocabulary, we love to hear new artists make educational hip-hop music. Take a look at this clip of MC DiLaLa and his academic rap, “Manifest Destiny.” The song eloquently covers the history behind “Manifest Destiny” – how the United States grew from 13 colonies to the 50 states and several territories that exist today. The simple beat and catchy lyrics makes it easy for everyone to become more familiar with the history behind the Manifest Destiny.
Do you know all the presidents? This catchy song by Test Tracks raps about the U.S. Presidents – from George Washington to George Bush – to help students learn and memorize the information. Brooklyn-based lyricist and entrepreneur Andrew Unger has brought the world some Test Tracks. He is on a mission to motivate and educate students (and raise their test scores!) using hip-hop. The three and a half minute clip below is a sample song about the Presidents: the track reviews the major accomplishments of our leaders, and their role in events that occurred throughout American history.
Check out the video and see how many presidents you know!
Props to Peter DiLalla (MC LaLa) for this edu-rap about Lewis and Clark, the great American explorers. Flocabulary was at the National Middle School Association in Indianapolis, IN when Peter approached us. He said he had written some educational hip-hop – when we heard it, we knew it had to end up on Hip-Hop Classroom!
Keep up the fantastic work MC LaLa. We expect to hear (and vibe with) great things from you!