Science with Moxie

Science with Moxie

Musical notes on neuroscience

GZA: Science, Rap, and Genius


GZA, a founding member of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, has inspired teens to rap about science. GZA has been displaying his interest in science by visiting with scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-founding Science Genius with Christopher Emdin at Columbia University. Science Genius is an initiative that encourages schoolkids in New York City to write their own rap songs about science. In the video, GZA explains his motivation for the project and a few students perform the pieces they've written. Since GZA is a rap artist who uses more unique words than Shakespeare, I'm eagerly awaiting the release of his science-themed album entitled Dark Matter. Check out the video from GZA's TEDxTeen talk below.

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