Hip Hop in the Classroom Controversies

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Hip Hop in the Classroom Controversies

Lil B was recently invited to speak at UC Riverside, and if the video online and reports are any indication, the students were excited to have The Based God on campus, despite the pearl-clutching moms may do over his public persona. Though there are times like these when rappers have been praised — like when Kendrick Lamar or Big Sean have served as principal for a day at a school — there are also a number of instances when rappers create controversy at schools. Sometimes, it's an appearance they make themselves; others, it's a teacher's use of their songs. Read on.

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