Lil B's class is in session

And other rap lectures we know would be amazing

April 10, 2012|By Ernest Wilkins | RedEye

Wednesday marks the biggest day in the history of New York University: Bay Area rapper/Internet force of nature Lil B The Based God will hold a lecture at the school's Kimmel Center. "It's gonna be a real progressive talk and when everybody leaves, their lives will be changed," he told FUSE. The gambit seems to have paid off: The announcement became a worldwide trending topic after he tweeted it.

The Based God isn't the first rapper to grace the hallowed halls of academia. UGK member Bun B teaches a class at Rice University in Houston and Chicago's own Naledge (of Kidz in the Hall) is a Penn graduate. We've managed to snag an early look at some other (totally fake) rapper-headlining lectures in the near future. | @ernestwilkins


"From Degrassi to Extra-Classy: How being super-emotional all the time can pay off"

Students will be asked to draw owls, call their exes while drunk, and know what Y.O.L.O means.


"Cookin' with the Chef: Only built for sausage linx"

A talk that features the best of Mafioso wordplay and delicious savory dishes. Maybe a little ice cream for dessert? We all know Wu-Tang is for the kids.

Nicki Minaj

"Great Extensions: A Barbie's Tale"

From Marie Antoinette to Little Richard, learn about the wildest weaves and most legendary lace fronts of all time.

Lil Wayne

"Martians, Goons, and Goblins, Oh my!"

Students are asked to bring their own ignorantly tight zebra-stripe pants for signing, as limited pairs will be available on site.

Kanye West

"American History: 1776  --  2012"*

*NOTE: No historical event that takes place before June 8, 1977 will be covered in the talk.

Tyga, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and Machine Gun Kelly

"How to dress exactly the same for fun and profit"

Priority seating will be given to students who attend sporting tons of tattoos in camo shorts with $400 snapback hats

Rick Ross

"Days of Wine and Rozay"

After a crash course in the finer points of taking your shirt off more than Tracy Morgan does, for God's sake, the lecture also will feature a phonetics lesson to learn how to actually spell that "Rrrungh!" noise.

Young Jeezy, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, and Trick Daddy

"The art of the ad-lib"

Speech lacking spark? No pop in your punctuation? Learn about the best was to pep up your everyday conversation, from "AAAAYYYYY" TO "AY!"


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