Sam Seidel - Hip Hop Genius

Jun 18, 06:00 AM
In "Hip Hop Genius," Sam Seidel introduces an iteration of hip-hop education that goes far beyond the usual approach of studying rap music as classroom content and looks instead at deeply honoring the knowledge of urban students. Seidel lays out a vision for how hip-hop's genius—the resourceful creativity and swagger that took it from a local phenomenon to a global force—can lead to a fundamental remix of the way we think of teaching, school design, and leadership.

All music in this interview is produced, recorded and performed by the students of the High School for Recording Arts.