Rap Goes To College: 5 More Possible Hip-Hop Professors
Rice University just got a lot more... trill.
Never thought you'd hear those words in the same sentence? Yeah, us too.
But as hiphopdx.com reports, you just might be seeing a lot more "Diamonds and Wood" and "Front, Back & Side to Side" in the Rice University parking lot. That's because Bun B will be teaching a course at Rice University, reports the Web site: "The class is registered as a Hip-Hop and religion course and will begin next spring."
We know what you're thinking, unsigned-rapper universe: "Back to school!" Not so fast. Try passing your demo and class adjourned.
"If they're coming into the course specifically to give me a demo...that's a wrap on the first day," Bun said.
Texas public schools continue to ignore it, but some of the nation's most prestigious universities are using hip-hop to liven up the learning experience, so take notes. Get your mind right, because it is a terrible thing to waste.
Bun's latest career move got Rocks Off thinking, "What if this becomes a national trend in academia?" What if some of the top universities in the country begin to follow suit and start rapping their curriculum, instead of lecturing it?
The press releases could look a lot like this.
Yale Taps Rapper Trae to Teach Law Course
"Yale, whose law school is ranked by Top-Law-Schools.com as the best in the country, has tapped Houston rapper Trae to teach a course on suing large corporate conglomerates for reputation damage, mental suffering, performance revenue and royalties. Trae's extensive experience with this type of lawsuit stems from his own battle with Radio One property 97.9 The Box for banning his music and any advertisements associated with the hip-hop artist..."
USC's Annenberg School Of Communication Hires 50 Cent To Teach Character-Assassination Course
"The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California has decided to dive into a taboo dimension of public relations by hiring rapper 50 Cent to teach a Character Assassination course aimed to demonstrate how the unethical use of PR can potentially destroy a public figure's reputation and career. 50 Cent launched successful character assassination communication strategies at rappers Ja Rule and Fat Joe, impacting their credibility in the public eye and having an adverse impact on their careers..."
Stanford University Adds Eminem To Psychology Department
"Stanford University has added Detroit rapper Eminem, long known for his battle with bipolar disorder and drug addiction, to its staff to teach a course in conquering mental illness for its top-ranked psychology Ph.D. program. Eminem will center his course around incidents such as the 29-year-old Arizona man who sang Eminem songs while fatally stabbing his wife and daughter, and the psychological trend of white male private-school students loudly rapping his lyrics in their mothers' minivans nationwide..."
Texas A&M Calls On Devin the Dude To Teach Horticulture
"Texas A&M University has hired Houston rapper and marijuana expert Devin The Dude to teach a course Horticulture, or the cultivation of plants. With the growing trend of legalized marijuana growers in states like California, the subject has become a more accepted subject matter in university halls, although marijuana has been a staple in university dorm rooms for decades."
P. Diddy To Develop Entrepreneurs At New Business School
"Rap mogul P. Diddy is set to share the secrets of his success with budding entrepreneurs at his new business school in New York. The hip-hop star has built up a multimillion dollar empire since his days as a record company intern and is now CEO of Bad Boy Records and Sean John Clothing..."
Guess what? This one is actually true.
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