49: Yannick Florest & Educating through Hip Hop
49: Yannick Florest &
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Yannick Florest is an educator, teacher, and a rapper. Yannick has been educating in the New York area for his entire adulthood, and has taken much of what he has learned throughout the last decade or so and has put it into his music through the avenue of hip hop. Yannick has an incredible flow, brilliant messages, and some wonderful autobiographical flourishes that makes his art feel that much more personal as it is enjoyable.
Craig and Yannick met up in Brooklyn, NY a couple weeks ago to, well, meet for the first time, and to chat about life, education, anime, and hip-hop, all while in the confines of a somewhat still lobby of a Brooklyn Marriott. The two dig into the challenges of being truly authentic with students, how peers can perceive that authenticity, and the value of being a creative person within education - and how we let it out and let loose! This was such a lively conversation and we hope you love it too!
- This week we shared tunes from Yannick Florest's new mixtape, "TeachersCollegeorBust," which he independently released on June 20.
- It took nearly 50 episodes but we finally had a hip-hop artist featured on the podcast! What a way to get things started, too - by featuring a man who released it all himself.
- We featured the tracks, "5am to Albany," "Stock Exchange," and "Black Saiyan Excellence" on this week's episode.
- The mixtape is currently available FOR DOWNLOAD on his bandcamp site, so you have no reason to not download this album right now!
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