Gwen Pierce / The Chocolate Voice
Twenty-year old Austin Martin knows what it's like feeling apathetic against schoolwork. In a cellphone dialog with The Chocolate Voice, the graduate of San Diego's Francis Parker excessive school, confidently tells us that however he considers himself a sensible youngster, he didn't put forth tons effort to enrich his grades except the ninth grade.
He says that his lack of hobby stemmed from the perception that creativity is valueless in colleges. at the moment an Ivy League student at Brown school, Martin is on a mission to exchange that perception in the tutorial device.
The artistic mild bulb went off for Martin as he become being attentive to hip-hop, and had the idea to improve Rhymes with cause, an app designed to reinforce the vocabulary and English talents of these days's youth. Rhymes with intent takes educational vocabulary words from the SAT's, ACT's and customary Core checks, and combines them with lyrics of hip-hop artists to create a culturally engaging curriculum.
The San Diego native, a self described artistic mind, explains that his love of hip-hop is what impressed him to advance the app aimed at making gaining knowledge of pleasing. Martin strongly feels that hip-hop is intellectually stimulating and is quite filled with words that students may should recognize for these standardized checks.
Majoring in business Entrepreneurship in corporations, with a minor in training, Martin says that he listens to hip-hop consistently, and it's effortless to identify the difficult vocabulary used through these artists.
during a google search, Martin found that apart from President Obama, hip-hop artists were one of the vital most seen and influential Black adult males in the media. With that competencies he got here up with the idea to use the lyrical brilliance and artistry of rappers to assist inventive minded students extend their vocabulary and enhance comprehension on standardized checking out.
As a young visionary, Martin has managed so as to add price to the training gadget by using adding hip-hop as a tool to innovate the educational space. Martin says that Rhymes with cause is the device that may empower younger, impressionable minds who lookup to their favourite artists.
He says that he wants to exchange the stereotype of how the media sees Black men and students in underserved communities.
He commonly refers to his favorite rapper, track magnate, Sean Carter (Jay Z) who grew up in Brooklyn's Marcy Housing initiatives. Martin proudly mentions that Jay-Z has the most vocabulary words on the Rhymes with rationale app, essentially on account of the hip-hop genius' ingenuity mixed together with his huge vocabulary in his track.
Martin explains that if youngsters listen to their favourite Rapper using complex phrases, it's transformational. Rhymes with purpose is a medium which they could relate to.
"the world will see that it's a false impression that rap tune is widely familiar for participating in a violent tradition. Rappers will develop into identified with the aid of the brilliance of the art. unfortunately, in our educational system hip-hop chiefly with African american citizens and Hispanics, is anything that is awfully relevant to our way of life and whatever that we have fun with. but, in some way we're rarely rewarded for it. utilising the Rhymes with cause App will get hip-hop connected to an educational box."
The app elements rhymes with definitions, descriptions and distinctive option questions that body vocabulary within the context of hip-hop.
Martin says that the app continues to be in the checking out phase but he's been actively in quest of and assembly with educators and investors to partner with to aid fund the mission.
For greater suggestions or to contact Austin, discuss with Rhymes with reason.