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Exclusive: MaC Venture Capital, Michael B. Jordan Name Healthy Hip Hop As The Winner Of Legacy Classic Startup Pitch Competition

The winner for the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Startup Pitch Competition has been announced.

Feb 4, 2023

These Founders Are Building A Hip Hop EdTech Platform, 'Disney Sees Us As A Threat, So We're Onto Something'

Today’s educators are the single most influential figures in kids’ lives and the best way to reach them is by appealing to their interests. This includes incorporating popular music like Hip-Hop into core curriculum, making certain subjects resonate better with students. With this idea in mind, Healthy Hip Hop co-founders Roy Scott and Wes Smith came up with a unique concept that could both improve student-learning environments and increase classroom engagement by merging innovative technology , education , music, and cultural relevance together. For co-founder Scott, the idea for Healthy Hip Hop’s platform was sparked by an epiphany he experienced while he was picking up his son from school one day. “When I was picking up my son, Justice, from school, I noticed him repeating my music word for word,” he shares with AfroTech. “Those lyrics promoted drugs, violence, misogyny, [etc.] and that was just my light bulb moment that I couldn’t be this kind of influence on my son or anybody...

Apr 9, 2021