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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Killed It: 14-Year-Old Jabari Johnson Wows Audience With Scientific Freestyle

Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA has already shown us that the art of rap and science work well together. These days that may be hard to remember. However, Harlem native Jabari Johnson had no problem reminding the world that hip-hop is not limited to the babbling of insignificant mumbo jumbo.

The 14-year-old took the hip-hop/science alliance to the next level by spitting bars on the complex subject of kinetic energy. Johnson was one of 300 New York-area high school students who spent a semester using rap for learning science at an after-school program called Science Genius.

As the youngest participant of the program, he won the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bringing Attention to Transforming, Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition on June 21.

The program was organized by assistant professor of science education at Teachers College at Columbia University Chris Emdin, GZA, and Rap Genius. Check out this hot fiyah in the video above.

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