WORD UP! Health raps ain’t wiggety-whack, yo


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This Vine screenshot shows a health rap performed by students in the medical tech class at Steele High School.

This Vine screenshot shows a health rap performed by students in the medical tech class at Steele High School.


“Rappin’ & dappin’, ‘cuz MLS MHT health students know what’s happen!”

OK, maybe her rhymes don’t flow like Snoop’s. But Kim Haney’s mad rap lyrics hit Twitter on Friday, along with those of teens in her medical technology class at Amherst Steele High.

They didn’t cover the typical rap fare: babes, booze, Benjamins, house parties, growing up in East Philadelphia, going to live with Aunt Vivian and Uncle Phil, or giving props to my homies.

No, their raps were about Ebola in Third World countries, cutting calories, communicable diseases, diabetes, and other health issues that made big headlines in 2015.

Haney’s students are entering a New York Times contest, creating dozen-line raps. Each has to talk about at least four current health events from NYT articles in the past year.

For fun, the kids recorded their songs to music from Flocabulary, a company that helps create educational hip-hop videos and other projects.

Some short snippets were posted to the social media network Twitter, providing some laughs and dancing at the News-Times office. Ch-ch-ch-check them out by following @KimHaney13.

The contest entries were submitted Monday.

This Vine screenshot shows a health rap performed by students in the medical tech class at Steele High School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/01/web1_raps-2.jpgThis Vine screenshot shows a health rap performed by students in the medical tech class at Steele High School.

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