NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - There's a push to get hip hop integrated into public school curriculums across the country. The first annual Extra Credit Awards is a special ceremony to honor some of the artists who are making it happen.
NYU's Kimmel Center was packed as several generations of hip hop lovers and creators came together to celebrate the music genre's newest push as an educational tool.
Easy A.D. from the Cold Crush Brothers received an award for his work using hip hop to teach children healthy eating habits.
Dr Chris Emdin of Columbia University was given an award for his work using hip hop to teach science. One of his students performed.