Bun B Rice University Class Is Now Free And Online

February 5, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Bun B Rice University class begins next month. It has been confirmed that after teaching “Religion and Hip Hop” for four years at Rice University in Texas, rapper Bun Bun’s course will be made available online for free. Professor Anthony B. Pinn will once more be assisting Bun B with his course.

Bun B Rice University class

Bun B Rice University class is coming soon to a computer near you. In a statement issued by Bun B, whose real name is Bernard Freeman, it has been revealed that he will be taking his “Religious Studies 331: Religion and Hip-Hop Culture” course online and it will be free.

Mr Bun B has been teaching his “Religion and Hip Hop” class alongside Professor Anthony B. Pinn since 2011 at the Rice University in Texas. Professor Anthony B. Pinn had invited Bun B to speak at a class and he eventually became a part-time lecturer.

Bun B, who was one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), will be focusing on the parallels between religion and hip-hop and how they have influenced humanity in the past and today. Here is a brief description of Bun B Rice University class:

“What is religion? What is Hip-Hop? Are they the same thing? Do they overlap? Over six weeks we’ll get a sense of how some individuals answer these questions, and you’ll get the tools you need to explore these questions for yourselves.”

The Ghetto Stories star said:

“This course gave me the opportunity to let people see a side of Hip Hop that isn’t always discussed. We’ve started a conversation that cannot end until people have a better understanding of who we are and what we do.”

Professor Anthony B. Pinn also issued a statement explaining why they decided to move the class online. Pinn shared:

“Our classroom course at Rice went so well that people off campus were contacting us and asking us about the course and how they could take it. Working with Bun in the classroom, it became clear that there were ways of learning and teaching that we hadn’t tapped. The MOOC [massive open online course] gave us a way to be even more creative and innovative in terms of how we link the rest of world with the cultural richness and diversity of Houston to get information across.”

Bun B Rice University class focusing on hip-hop and religion will have a special guest panel that features well-known rappers like Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Tre9, Trae, and Malice of The Clipse

Enrollment is opened for all students interested in taking the six-week class RELI157x online for free at edX.org. Classes begin on March 24th.

Few commentators are asking how can a man who wrote songs like “Cocaine in the Back of the Ride” and “Trill Ass Nigga” be taken seriously as a university lecturer.


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