The SAT has been known to cause headaches and nightmares. Now, it has inspired a rap song.
Behold the joyful sound of “Relax,” a four-minute music video made by administrators, teachers, and students at Williamsburg Charter High School, in Brooklyn. The school serves many low-income, first-generation students, and the tune is meant to alleviate the stress that so often accompanies the nation’s most famous standardized test.
“Ay yo it’s Friday night, and I’m on the mic,” the song begins, “I got the SAT tomorrow/gonna bring the fight.”
From there it’s a full-on flight into rhymes that would have made the test’s creator, Carl Brigham, get down and boogie in his Princeton office. Or not.
No matter, the song reminds students to pack their No. 2 pencils, eat a good breakfast, and leave home early on the day of the test.
It also includes this unforgettable line: “I got my SAT pants on, got my SAT dance on/can’t wait to get my hands on that SAT Scantron.” –Eric Hoover