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”[audio:http://cache09-music01.myspacecdn.com/69/std_af42bbc4625cfbc0e1e0b2befc208602.mp3]
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.