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.

2 Comments

  • July 18 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    im actually a smart shortie i am on the 7s and the 12s n most of us arent little kids any more so we can take your stupid comments but i guess even educational things even have haters lol

  • Dartavius
    December 14 - 11:13 am | Permalink

    this is another smart shortie im in the 7s 10s and the 50 states and our songs arent even that bad we use math to teach americas children a fast way to learn thier facts.Join the movement!!!or get left

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