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”

Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Sage Xaxua Morgan-Hubbard is the new Academic Outreach Coordinator in the School of Fine Arts at Columbia College Chicago currently housed in the Dance Department. She was the cipher organizer for Words, Beats & Life’s Midwest Hip Hop Teach-In “Remixing the Art of Social Change” and the Outreach Director of Young Chicago Authors. She earned her MA in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and is a graduate of Brown University where she studied “Performance Studies: Socially Conscious Art of the Everyday” and Ethnic Studies. Sage is a poet, activist and teacher from Washington, D.C. She is the founder of WORD! spoken word artists and activists, a former DC poetry slam coach and one of the original members of Spoken Resistance and the performance group Sol y Soul.

Rhymes: Public Enemy “Fight the Power,”  Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.,” and Arrested Development “People Everyday.”


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Words, Beats & Life Inc.


Songs from this Interview:

Public Enemy “Fight the Power”

Digable Planets “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”

Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vouge “Whatta Man”

Queen Latifah “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Kendrick Lamar “HiiiPOWER”

Arrested Development “Mr. Wendal”

Nas “I Know I Can”

Unspoken Heard “Live at Home”

Digable Planets “Where I’m From”

Termnalogy “Watch How It Goes Down”

Pep Love “Pacific Heights”

Blackalicious “Make You Feel That Way”

Arrested Development “People Everyday”

King Kapisi ft. Che Fu “U Can’t Resist Us”

Invincible “Sledgehammer!”

Miz Korona ft. Moe Dirdee “Playground”