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18 years in rap for the 2014 high school grads

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If you’re still recovering from an emotional rendition of Pomp and Circumstance or even if you’ve already taken off for beach week in the outermost banks of North Carolina, the hip-hop poets at Flocabulary want to give you a very special graduation gift: 18 years in Rap.

From the debut of Dolly the sheep (1996) to the start of the Iraq War (2003) and Russia’s claim on the Ukraine (2014), the pictures inspire as the lyrics recall what it’s been like to grow up from one century to the next.

"But do you remember the hour,
When you heard that two planes had hit the twin towers?”

18 Years in Rap comes to you from the same guys who do the weekly current events project, The Week in Rap.

It’s meant for classrooms, and more than 15,000 schools use the digital subscription service to motivate students and teach language arts, math, social studies, and science.

The Flocabulary team promises to be around all summer looking for more headlines and rhymes. But in the meantime, they offer the following:

Yeah, to all the high school graduates,
Think of yourself and tell me, are you proud of it?
Flocabulary wishing you congrats,
This has been the last 18 years in rap.”

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