Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel is the author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education. He’s been loving–and making–rap music since 1984. Sam has taught in a variety of settings, from first grade to community college, and directed arts programs for young people in prison/affected by incarceration. Sam has been involved in multiple projects aimed at ending the prison industrial complex, including work with Drop the Rock and the Criminal Justice Initiative.  Sam now works with national networks of innovative high schools, speaks at education conferences and on college campuses, and writes for The Husslington Post, as well as other publications. Sam serves on the boards of AS220, the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings, and Resource Generation.  He is also a recovering sneaker addict.

Rhymes: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message,” Common Sense “Book of Life,” and Jay-Z “Can I Live”


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More Info on Sam:

Hip-Hop Genius:Remixing High School Education

Husslington Post

Criminal Justice Initiative

Songs from this Interview:

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five “The Message”

MC Spice “Don’t Treat Your Girlie Like A Dog”

Ice Cube “Check Yo Self (Remix)”

Puff Daddy ft. Mase “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”

Common Sense “Book of Life”

Common “The Bitch in Yoo”

Jay-Z “Can I Live”

Jay-Z “Takeover”

Jay-Z “You Must Love Me”

50 Cent “50 Bars”