Rap The Best Rap Songs About Education  

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Education is an important key, and even plenty of rap songs will tell you that. It's true: some of the best rap songs out touch upon education and school—as surprising as that may be for some. Take Kanye West's first album, for instance. Titled The College Dropout, the album features numerous songs about school. Of course, just because these hip-hop songs talk education doesn't mean they support it. In Kanye's case, he saw more opportunities outside of school (looks like he made the right choice). Nevertheless, he's spittin' rhymes about education—and that's what this list is all about. 

So, for all the naysayers out there, rap isn't just about money, cars, and big houses. The top rappers old and new fill their verses with passionate lyrics—and a plethora of great tracks talk about school and the rapper's take on it. So, what are the best songs about education? Take a lesson in hip-hop and check out the list below. 

You can vote up your favorite "educational" rap songs and vote down any you don't think should top the list. Remember, you can also add any tracks that didn't make the list. 

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School Daze J. Cole

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I Can Nas

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School Spirit Kanye West

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School Masta Killa, ft. RZA

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You Must Learn Boogie Down Productions, KRS-One

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'They' Schools Dead Prez

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Case of the P.T.A. Leaders of the New School

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Scholarship ASAP Rocky, Juicy J

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Get Educated Akala

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School Apathy

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I Love College Asher Roth

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The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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School High Pro Era ft. Joey Bada$$, Dyemond Lewis, Kirk Knight

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Textbook Stuff XV ft. Kendrick Lamar

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School Yard The Dogg Pound

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Student Body Kristoff Krane

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College Boy J. Cole

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Teacher, Teacher Leslie Fish

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First Day of College Freddy Mummix ft. Midas

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Child's Play Ghostface Killah

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Hey Young World Fashawn, ft. Aloe Blacc & Devoya Mayo

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Rap Summary Big Daddy Kane