Since a rapper's fan base includes millions of people, many of whom are adolescents, my wondering is what it would take to get rappers to promote education in their music. How hard can it be? After all, if rappers are sending their kids to high performing schools and prestigious colleges, they must value education. The students at my school, or any other school, might be inspired to attend college themselves if they knew their favorite rapper was interested in higher learning.
The bottom line is that educators/teachers need help inspiring this generation of students to prioritize education. In an era where pop culture and music consume a student's time, students would benefit from hearing positive lyrics on education from their favorite artist(s). Instead, students are hearing lyrics that promote everything but an education (i.e., sex, drugs, crime, and money).
I am curious to hear your thoughts on why rappers send their kids to college. How might students be encouraged to attend college through rap music?