Teacher Raps About the Civil War Over Migos’ ‘Bad and Boujee’ [Watch]
When you think of Migos' "Bad and Boujee" the first thing that comes to mind is probably not a history lesson. But for David Yancey, a middle school teacher in Georgia, that is exactly what comes to mind. Mr. Yancey took the instrumental and lyrics to "Bad and Boujee" and tweaked them for his class to give them the perfect Civil War history lesson.
In Mr. Yancey's class, "Bad and Boujee" has been replaced with "Mad and Losing." The popular line, “My b--- is bad and boujee” is now, "My troops are mad and losing,” making reference to General Grant and the Emancipation Proclamation."
It's not new for Mr. Yancey to take a popular song and change the lyrics. Last month, he did his rendition of Adele's "Hello" to teach his students about Native Americans.
"I am a middle school social studies teacher and I try my best to engage the students where they are," Yancey told Complex. "I try to build rapport, teach the material, and ultimately bridge the gap. 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."
Mr. Yancey has been receiving a lot of love for using hip-hop to make learning fun. Don't be surprised if you turn on the radio and hear a Migos song with Mr. Yancey on the track.
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