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Jay-Z Lyrics Being Taught At Georgetown University Course

December 4, 2011 · Posted in news, Videos · 12 Comments 

Interesting. Professor Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University is using Jay-Z lyrics to teach students about race, gender and poverty. The Professor analyzes Jay’s rags-to-riches career when talking about social inequality. The course has generated controversy as critics of Dyson believe that Sean Carter’s lyrics have no place in an educational institution like Georgetown. From the last 3 seconds of the clip, apparently Gucci Mane is also being taught at the university.

Would you pay to sit in Professor Michael Eric Dyson’s class?

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12 Responses to “Jay-Z Lyrics Being Taught At Georgetown University Course”

  1. YMCMB on December 4th, 2011 1:05 am

    he deseve it JAY Z is boss


  2. HoodRiddance on December 4th, 2011 1:36 am

    We have classes about hip hop here at Indiana. Jay-Z’s lyrics would be a perfect direct source for all those mentioned topics.


  3. gonzom on December 4th, 2011 1:44 am

    id rather get 2pac classes…


  4. John on December 4th, 2011 4:56 am

    J cole classes, youll learn alot


  5. Royal Swagness on December 4th, 2011 5:25 am

    Rap & University shouldn’t go together. I’ve be one mad parent if I paid for my child’s tuition just to learen Jay-z lyrics ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.


    HoodRiddance Reply:

    @Royal Swagness,

    It’s not like they are memorizing lyrics and being tested on them. Lyrics could definitely be used as primary sources of a culture.. just like we look at newspapers from different eras


  6. You're Ratchet on December 4th, 2011 8:11 am

    This is great. Only I fear this is a step further in the whiteification of rap music.


  7. Ndivhuho dzotso pharamela on December 4th, 2011 11:07 am

    Ja i can pay jst 2 learn Jay-z’s lyrics,his lyrics are encouraging and meaningful,dat nigga desrves a lot,u r a king jigga i salute u.


  8. fuk waka on December 4th, 2011 3:35 pm

    at the end they had to mention fukin gucci mane??


    Chi Simpson!!! Reply:

    @fuk waka, lmao yea i was like “WTF GUCCI MANE”????


  9. Mattyice on December 4th, 2011 5:13 pm

    Happy birthday jay what’s uppppp


  10. kay on December 4th, 2011 7:32 pm

    Alot can be learned from his lyrics.
    & Happy Birthday to Hov.


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