A Temple professor was on Wild ‘N Out last night and he won a challenge to be featured on the show
Can your professor even rap like ours?
Professor Dr. Aaron Smith, from the Department of Africology and African American Studies, is known as the “rapping professor” around Temple University, but we could also call him an MTV star last night.
Our very own professor was spotted on Nick Canon’s Wild ‘N Out, where he participated in the “So You Wanna Wild Out” competition. This challenge consists of Nick Canon challenging the best up-and-coming comedians against each other until one remains—and of course, Professor Smith won.
As soon as the show’s Twitter account tweeted the images of Professor Smith winning the challenge, Temple students were quick to show their pride and amazement of seeing him on the MTV stage.
— Wild 'N Out (@WildNOut) March 17, 2017
According to MTV, the winner decided by Canon and social media, will be awarded a spot as a cast member on an episode of Wild ‘N Out. It’s no surprise that Smith was a fan favorite and he didn’t even have to ask Temple students to vote for him since millions of viewers already did that on Twitter.
— Wild 'N Out (@WildNOut) March 16, 2017
The Tab Temple reached out to Cierra Cubero who first noticed her professor on the show on Twitter and she describes the kind of professor he is to his students.
How did my Temple professor get to WildNOut 🤔 OKAY SMITTY https://t.co/d3IXpv0Mvq
— Ce. (@cececinco) March 17, 2017
“Professor Smith has a lot of personality, very creative and does an amazing job at teaching not only his students, but the Temple culture as a whole.”
Since the last time we have spoken to Professor Smith, he was vocal about his mission to spread campus pride with his raps and music videos for everyone to see.
We asked him why decided to make raps and post them on Youtube and he responded it’s because Temple is simple the best university for its’ students.
“I truly believe this is the best university in the world, and we are growing while other schools are shrinking for a reason. There is something very special about this place, and it is important that the world recognizes that. What better way to spread good news than on social media?”