Just when we think we’ve seen it all, Black people do something else that makes us feel magical in our melanin.
This time, it comes courtesy of Julien Turner, a Morehouse College student who made an extra credit assignment video for his non-major biology 101 class.
The now-viral video was uploaded to Twitter Thursday night and garnered 69,000 retweets and nearly 150,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Showcasing his rapping skills with the help of his football teammates, Turner addresses DNA molecular structure and cell life correction, all to the tune of Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Life.”
With such an amazing social response, Turner told ESSENCE that the best part about people’s reaction has been helping other children learn about science in a new and exciting way.
“The social media response [has been] great,” he explained. “The best ones I’ve gotten so far are from teachers telling me their students (especially in the inner-cities) have already memorized and now understand the concept of mitosis and meiosis.”
The aspiring filmmaker — who owns a film production company called Dreadhead Films with his younger brother — said the entire ordeal has been a reflection of his hard work.
“It’s a blessing [and] it’s funny because I own a film production company with my younger brother and we’ve been filmmaking for six years now. Our lowest quality production is the one that blows up! But God works in mysterious ways and we’re being blessed for our diligence.”
Turner has since uploaded the full video to his YouTube account and it’s just as amazing as the preview.
And just in case you’re wondering, Turner definitely got that extra credit.
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