"Bodak Yellow" is literally everywhere.
Back in the day, teachers used textbooks and would roll-in televisions to teach you topics like geography. While technology has since taken over and kids are fortunate enough to play with iPads, iPhones, MacBooks and everything in between. So it shouldn't come as any shock that teachers are now taking a more unorthodox approach to teaching students. After Bad & Boujee went viral, there was video of a teacher remixing it to teach the civil war to some middle school students. Well, with "Bodak Yellow" taking over the world right now, it shouldn't come to any sort of surprise that a high school teacher has remixed the song to teach her students about geography.
Erica Buddington, a Brooklyn author and arts educator posted a video on Twitter of her rapping a remix to "Bodak Yellow" except all the lyrics are about geography. She tweeted afterwards "They're tapping to this beat and rapping the original lyrics in my class, so I remixed it, so they could retain the continents instead..." The video itself gained the traction of Cardi B herself who quoted the tweet and said "OMMMMMMMMMGGGGG I LOVE THIS I NEED THIS FOR MY IG !!!" The kids must've definitely picked up on the lesson because Buddington later tweeted out "Students received the lyrics yesterday at the end of class. They knew the entire song by this morning."
It must've caught on pretty quick because by the end of the day, she tweeted that all the kids in the school knew the words to the song. She replied to her own tweet saying "Today during dismissal, the entire school was singing this version."
On top of being an author and arts educator, Buddington's credentials run deeper than just that. She runs the Langston League which emphasizes on literacy for children of color. On top of that, she was also an HBO Def Poet as well as being a poetry slam champion.
More teachers should adapt forward-thinking educational curriculum's like Buddington. On top of remixing Cardi B, she's also done educational remixes of Future, Chance the Rapper and Desiigner as well.
Check out the tweets below: