Here is how GZA describes the Science Genius project in the New York City Public Schools:
Now that hip hop has become the single most dominant cultural touchstone in the lives of most youth, Chris Edmin, Rap Genius and I have come together to sponsor Science Genius. We chose hip hop as an art form to educate the listeners about scientific topics. As I said before I am not a science teacher. I go into classrooms as an artist and provide a model for students to communicate the information learned from their science teachers.
Read his entire speech introducing the project on Rap Genius. And check out the albums:
And the PBS NewsHour spinoff album: