Several artists and educators have taken the route of “edutainment,” as their occupation, meaning they try to educate their audience while also entertaining them. Thirty-one year old, Nigerian-American “inspirational artist,” Tobe Nwigwe takes an intellectual stimulating approach to hip-hop, in an effort to motivate the youth by way of edutainment.
Still fresh in our minds is J. Cole’s last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which is famous for being the first album in 25 years to go platinum with no features. The album was officially certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). But, of course you already knew that, since the internet memes won’t let us forget it. That album dropped exactly two years ago, so the artist’s newest gem, 4 Your Eyez Only was highly anticipated up until its December 9th release. It’s different, but in a good way.