News: Lil B Brings His Based God Wit To The Big Apple, "This Is Going To Be Historical"
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 1:10PM
New York University students are expected to be in for a surprise in the coming weeks as reports clalim West Coast rapper Lil B will hold a lecture at the storied institution next month.
According to reports, the lecture will not only be open to students but to the public as well.
iCal it. Lil B is holding a lecture at New York University. On April 11, the "cultural icon Lil B will treat NYU to a very rare speaking engagement," according to NYU. Tickets are $5 for NYU students and $10 for everyone else. "LIL B GOING TO LECTURE AT NYU !!! APRIL 11th !! THIS IS GOING TO BE HISTORICAL FOR ALL HUMANS WANTING TO SEEK PROGESSIONS WITH PPL - Lil B," Lil B tweeted. (Billboard)
Last fall, Wu-Tang Clan's GZA got tagged to hold a lecture at Harvard University.
Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA/The Genius is set to give a lecture about his music career and lyrical craft at Harvard's Black Men's Forum on December 1st. The lecture, which will be held at 4 p.m., will be followed by a Q&A with the legendary emcee and is open to the general public. While in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the GZA plans to visit the Broad Institute and the MIT Media Lab. According to a statement from the rapper, he intends to speak with scientists and thinkers there to seek inspiration for his next album, which is due out sometime next year on Babygrande Records. (Rolling Stone)
Not the only New York rapper to kick knowledge, Dipset's Jim Jones taught an eight week music course in 2010.
"I think the business is pretty easy to learn especially the way the kids are so susceptible to music ... they could learn a song in one day," the rapper explained in an interview. "But, one of my angles I am coming with is building a bridge between music and real education. It seems that they learn songs in a way that they should be learning their lessons, but they don't...I think I am still a part of the next generation of executives. I'm not a full blown executive yet, but I hope that I can lead by example as far as my hustle and my work ethic. I'm trying to make the classroom into a makeshift label, where we deal with publishing, marketing, and promotion. We could have an artist, a manager run through it and see how that would work." (BallerStatus)
In 2010, UGK's Bun B got involved in a lecture course at Houston, Texas' Rice University.
Here's a good reason to enroll at Rice University: Bun B is co-teaching a course there next semester. The rapper confirmed on Twitter earlier this week that he will in fact be acting as a professor for a class at the Houston, Texas college. He wrote, "Co-teaching Hip Hop and Religious Studies at Rice University this spring! Undergrads enroll!" We're thinking if there was ever a way to get kids stoked about learning, this is probably it. (MySpace Music)
Check out some recent Lil B footage below: