Georgetown University Offers Class on Jay-Z

Michael Eric Dyson introduces the "Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z"

Posted: 12/04/2011 11:00 AM EST
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On a lyrical level, fans and foes have studied Jay-Z. He even picked apart his rhymes himself with his book Decoded.

 

It seemed just a matter of time before the mogul also became the subject of a college course. Thanks to author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, students at Georgetown University can now pine over the lyrics and life of Sean Corey Carter.

 

Beginning this semester, Dyson offered a course called the "Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z." The class focuses on any and all social issues, including sexuality, capitalism, racial and gender identity and economic inequality.

 

The professor tells Fox News that the Brooklyn rapper is an appropriate subject because “I think he's an icon of American excellence." In the class, Dyson covers topics like Hova's Grammy wins, his marriage to Beyoncé and his musical collaborations with Kanye West.

 

In related news, the soon-to-be father is also celebrating his 42nd birthday today.

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