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Did My High School History Teacher Discover the Next Teen Rap Sensation?

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Did My High School History Teacher Discover the Next Teen Rap Sensation?

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The answer to the above question would be no, but Mr. Parkinson was always one of my favorite teachers in high school. Mild-mannered but armed with a deadpan wit, he was one of those teachers that blurred the line between the guy who assigned you essays and the guy you could just shoot the shit with. It’s been 14 years since I graduated from Langstaff Secondary School in Richmond Hill, a suburb of Toronto, and I’m proud to call Mr. Parkinson a Facebook friend. Yesterday, Mr. Parkinson shared a YouTube video on his newsfeed with the comment, “Our proud, literate, and articulate Langstaff Grade 9s…” I thought to myself, This is nice, he’s sharing a a presentation by some of his students on the Gettysburg Address, or maybe the Battle of the Bulge. I wish Facebook was around during my era, so my teachers can share my presentations. Then I clicked the link and saw this:

It turns out that just like the teenagers in America, the teenagers in Canada are also rapping about clothes they can’t afford and women they don’t sleep with. The group goes by the name of ProdGangEnterprise (PGE for short) and they’re made up of five turnt up fuccbois trying to get money, rep their crew, and fuck bitches. It’s the Canadian dream. Shout out to producer Gooseboy, who should be hearing from Rick Ross’ people aaaaaany second now.