Symmetry | Peter Plourde | TEDxLeDroitPark
With rhythm, flow and "mad bars," which combine the convergence of STEM, spirituality, education, Math and transformation, this performance is a riveting display of "ideas worth spreading." “Professor Lyrical” is an artist and educator known for utilizing Hip Hop culture to empower citizens to self-advocate for socioeconomic change. A critically acclaimed and award winning emcee, lyricist, and poet, Professor Lyrical—AKA Dr. Peter Michael Plourde—has been a virtual case study for effectively blending the worlds of academia and Hip Hop. Chuck D of Public Enemy calls Professor Lyrical a "RAPademic reacher" and has publicly endorsed his "book and wonderful cd [Put Em All To Shame]." Lyrical's 2014 Tedx Talk, “The Transformative Power of Hip Hop” argues that colleges and universities ought to be more cognizant of the power of Hip Hop culture as a tool to help increase the numbers of diverse graduates across STEAM disciplines. L This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The transformative power of hip hop: Professor Lyrical at TEDxPiscataquaRiver
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
College/University Professor tells you why "College" can be a waste of money
Professor Lyrical (Dr. Peter Michael Plourde) is a rapper and university professor who breaks down better options than going 4 years to a traditional top tier private institution and why it may not be a smart idea to go that route. For more on Professor Lyrical and his music (and his group ProQuo) and videos: https://www.ProfessorLyrical.com #iBHOOD. And to see the premiere video, FINAL FIRE, from ProQuo that dropped July 2, 2021 - go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhtB4SFIIvE To hear on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/FinalFireSingle Professor Lyrical is a University Professor and rapper who has taught at twelve different colleges and universities, and his opinions are his and not the institutions he has worked for (or works for). Pro is also a well chronicled rapper, now of the duo ProQuo, hosts of the popular livestream show (The ProQuo Show) that airs at 9pm EST via The ProQuo Show youtube page, and via the www.HipHopCitizen.com network and via www.facebook.com/ProfessorLyrical - check out their new music as well, their album iNSTANT BROTHERHOOD drops on July 16, 2021 via Sony Orchard, and their debut single from the album, Final Fire drops July 2, 2021. Presave the album now: https://orcd.co/iNSTANTBROTHERHOOD
Professor Lyrical, 'Rapping with the Professor' 2/8/16 at Landmark College
As an award-winning rapper and full-time teaching professor of mathematics, Professor Lyrical will discuss (via rapping live and doing spoken-word poetry) how he has taken two seemingly very different career choices and blended them into one unique career. Lyrical will explain how he uses the positive aspects of Hip Hop culture to empower himself and his students to advocate for socioeconomic change, while providing tangible examples of how others can do the same. Professor Lyrical holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He also has completed the academic coursework for his Doctorate in Higher Education at Northeastern University, and he successfully defended his thesis on "Increasing STEM Degree Attainment among Underrepresented Populations" in 2015. Professor Lyrical's album and book, both titled "PUT ‘EM ALL TO SHAME," are physically packaged together into what Lyrical calls "the world's first albook," or album-book.