Smart Shorties are kiddie hip hop

Pitchfork, that irrepressible site for music and news is reporting about a new little hip hop group called the Smart Shorties.

Frankly, they’re actually pretty terrible.  I know that’s a bit harsh to say about little kids, but seriously.  Check them out.

Here’s “This is why I’m Smart”

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Be that as it may, they’re actually doing something pretty wonderful.  They’re “reclaiming” a bunch of popular hip hop tracks and using them to try and help educate other children.  Simple things like basic math, for example (they have a whole song about multiplying by zero).  Their album, titled “Hip Hop Multiplication” is full of this kind of stuff.  Check out the Pitchfork article here.

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