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J Rawls & John Robinson - Youth Culture Power (
For listeners, Youth Culture Power by JayARE 
consists of J Rawls produced, jazz-infused hip-hop tracks over 
which the emcees rhymepoetic on the state of educating inner 
city youth today. Rawls and Robinson list the many challenges; 
like culturally-biased standardized tests, the whitewashing of 
history in textbooks and the cutting of resources, but counter 
with a wealth of solutions; like relating to students, implementing 
new techniques in the classroom and simply being attentive to 
the happenings of their lives. The wordplay within every verse 
is weighted with the tenets of Youth Culture Pedagogy (YCP), 
and sound bites from educators and scholars with foundational 
schools of thought, like Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Dr. Jocelyn 
Wilson, Martha Diaz and Dr. Christopher Emdin, are laced 
throughout this musical journey. The project stays true to their 
musical craft aswell as their educational message, welcoming 
longtime fans of their music in addition to educators and 


released May 31, 2019