EE UU educatuivos centres are trying to attract students with the creation of courses such as Religion and culture hip hop or Lady Gaga and the sociology of Fame. The course on Lady Gaga is a sociology, not about music. The return to classes starts in United States and schools seek new proposals to attract students with courses such as Religion and hip hop taught by musicians, rappers and dj s or seminars with diverse subjects that looks at the brilliant success of Lady Gaga. Rapper Bun B, Member of the duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), is one of them and has decided to combine his passion for music with the classes, this time not as a student but as a teacher. Bun B, along with other two professors in the Department of Humanities and religious studies of the Rice University of Houston (Texas) teaches a seminar on Religion and hip hop culture.
The aim is to teach that modern music is not incompatible with religion and can be a support for young people than through letters rapeadas many times they ask about the meaning of life, indicates the course manual. We’re showing the cases in which hip-hop and religion have the same goals and a common ideology in the context of culture, stated the rapper in an interview recorded by the digital portal The Root. Some of the topics of discussion on which students will discuss will be the ethics of hip-hop or rap should be included in the ecclesiastical music to attract young people, as it anticipates the syllabus of the course, available on the website of the University. Dj 9th Wonder, winner of a Grammy, also joins this new trend and be taught along with the Professor of African American studies at Duke University, Mark Anthony Neal, a seminar on music and African-American popular culture. Class has as a bedside book the work of own Neal What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture, which focuses on African American musical traditions from jazz to the beginnings of hip-hop.