How do you get teens excited about going to college? A rapping first lady of the United States just might do it.
CollegeHumor teamed with the FLOTUS Michelle Obama and "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jay Pharoah to come up with a catchy rap called "Go to College" that, as you probably expect from the name, urges kids to seriously think about going to college.
The video, released Thursday, has already gotten more than 80,000 views on YouTube. It has also inspired a trending Twitter hashtag, #FlotusBars, with users coming up with custom rhymes set to a picture of the first lady singing into a microphone.
Some of the verses in "Go to College" have fun geeky references. For instance, this Star Wars line from Pharoah is pretty great --"Be a math major, hop a moon crater, be an astronaut, be up in the sky like Vader."
Obama has some good lines as well that reflect her experience growing up on the south side of Chicago. "South Side Chicago, we all know, we had to do overtime every night to make it tomorrow." It also seems she has some impressive rap skills.
The video's intended to support the first lady's Reach Higher and Better Make Room initiatives, both of which are designed to encourage kids to better their futures by continuing their education beyond high school.
Good luck getting that song out of your head.