Veteran rapper Bun B revealed to XXL magazine on Monday that he will be teaching a course at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The class is registered as a Hip Hop and religion course and will begin next spring. Bun B spoke on looking forward to office hours, keeping track of attendance, and of course the matter of students taking the class solely to slip their demos into his hands.
“If they’re coming into the course specifically to give me a demo…that’s a wrap on the first day,” he said. Although he expressed that he was wary about that potential issue, he did share one idea that could act as an incentive for students who wish to take the class.
“My plan was to put a [demo] box on the desk, and the box is going to stay there and everybody stays there until the course is over. Nobody gets to listen to [any demos] until the course is over.”
Bun B is not the first Hip Hop artist to help teach a college course. Dipset’s Jim Jones recently guest-lectured a six-week “Music Business” course at Fordham University.
In addition to teaching the course at Rice, Bun B’s third solo album Trill O.G. is scheduled to released on August 3. (June 22)
UPDATE: The UGK rapper has provided fans with a glimpse of his school ID, confirming that the course is soon to be underway.
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