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HackToTheFuture Rap

To promote the subject of Computing in school, I’ve recorded a rap. The plan is to make a video that accompanies it and post it to YouTube. You can listen to it here, or download from iTunes.

Somebody asked me for a transcript of the words – here it is…

Hack Rap

brothers & sisters, problem sweepin our nation

10000 vacancies a year, no exageration

listen to me rap now, jus need to be patient

all these jobs available in digital creation

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

Be successful, with an A* GCSE

Listen, I’m spittin I’m your rebel MC

The next farmville or modern warfare 3?

Programming computers not the same as ICT

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

an if you wonderin what my campaign is

don’ matter how big dat your brain is

get you programmin s’what my aim is

gonna make you all famous in the game biz

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

You know I’m in the business of education

I want you to learn all about computation

It’s not a Microsoft powerpoint qualification

I offer you inspiration, motivation, dedication

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

Come and posse up with the rest of ma crew

they call me aod or mr o’donahue

we all share in common the same point of view

I gotta very special message to get to you

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

You dont have to be techie, nerd or a geek

It’s not just science & maths buffs that we seek

You’ll coding applications every week

To develop your programming technique

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

Hey dont make fun of me cos I got no hair

Be nice to me and you’ll get to build your own hardware

Make big bucks from your selling your software

making apps like tumbler twitter foursquare

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

I thought this was the best way to reach you

There’s so many cool things I wanna teach you

learn what really happens inside a Computer

If you want to know more I wanna meet you

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

There’s a shortage of programmers in the UK

Software developers can earn really high pay

Get a job with Facebook, Google or eBay

Or learn to code all the kinds of games that you play

Computing it’s takin over the world

not just for men, but all you women and girls

not just looking for geeks or nerds

we’ll make you more famous than the angry birds

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5 comments on “HackToTheFuture Rap

  1. Anne
    December 31, 2011

    Likin yer rap Alan! Think you’re in the wrong job ;-)

  2. Mary Cooch
    December 31, 2011

    I have been told to tell you that it’s (quote) “sick -in a good way”

  3. lucysjcreativeducator
    January 2, 2012

    I have been in touch via Twitter as I am interested in ‘Coding for Kids’, I run http://www.digitalsuss.co.uk
    Social Media training for teachers-I thought you might be interested. Best regards, Lucy Johnson

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