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Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA will visit SDSU on Tuesday, April 11 as part of the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities annual lecture series. (Credit: wutang-corp.com) Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA will visit SDSU on Tuesday, April 11 as part of the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities annual lecture series. (Credit: wutang-corp.com)
 


Legendary Rapper GZA to Speak at SDSU

The Wu-Tang Clan artist will discuss race, globalization and hip-hop in American culture.
By SDSU News Team
 

Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA has been doing a lot more than performing his music these days. Also known as “The Genius,” GZA has been visiting universities talking about one of his other favorite topics: science. It’s the subject of his newly long awaited “Dark Matter” album.

The hip-hop legend looks to inspire students when he visits San Diego State University on Tuesday, April 11, for the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities annual lecture series.

The lecture is sponsored by the Beautiful Arts Club and the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities, and begins at noon in Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

SDSU student Jamey Keeton invited GZA to campus after hearing his online lectures at Harvard University and New York University.

“I wanted to hear from a speaker who could marry academia with popular culture to make topics more palatable for students,” said Keeton, a huge fan of hip-hop. “If we’re going to compete with other top-ranked universities, we need to bring these types of speakers to campus.”

GZA has appeared with his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members' solo projects, and since the release of his critically acclaimed album, “Liquid Swords,”  in 1995, has maintained a successful solo career. The Wu-Tang Clan is known for its clever wordplay, twisted humor and innovative production techniques.

GZA’s lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the SDSU Department of Classics and Humanities.