Supporting Migos and their greatness is fine, America, but real talk — education is first. To make the point crystal clear, Georgia middle school teacher David Yancey used the cadence of the popular “Bad and Boujee,” which is a number one song in the country, to inform his students about the rigors of the Civil War.
According to the social studies teacher, he wanted to “try [his] best to engage the students where they are.” He tweaked the lyrics of “my chick is Bad and Boujee” to “my troops are Mad and Losing,” which references General Grant and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Since hitting the web, Mr. Yancey has been slanging links to show off his rhyming skills and his student’s propensity for learning about the Civil War on rhythm. He has received thousands of retweets. “I try to build rapport, teach the material and ultimately bridge the gap,” Mr. Yancey told Complex on Monday. “Too often teachers just tell students to learn things because we say so, but instead we need to meet them where they are. I ask the students the song that the kids are into and I adjust the content to match.”
If David Yancey wasn’t such a solid teacher, he’d make a pretty dope songwriter. Check out his skills below: