Over the past few years, Hip Hop has been taking over the university scene with numerous rappers giving lectures and teaching classes. Now, the backbone of the Wu-Tang Clan the GZA/Genius is taking his lecture series to Oxford University in England.
Fresh off his lecture at Harvard University this past November, the Liquid Swordsman is heading overseas to a number of European institutions to talk about his craft as an MC, his career, the state of Hip Hop and his seminal solo LP Liquid Swords. The four week lecture tour will begin this weekend at Sheffield University and Oxford University in the UK, and will continue on through Germany, Switzerland, France and other countries.
The GZA is also currently working on his follow up to 2008's Pro Tools and is in talks to lecture at NYU and MIT this spring. The full list of lecture dates can be seen below.
TOUR DATES1/27 Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy1/28 Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy1/29 Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy1/30 Bournemouth, UK @ Old Fire Station1/31 London, UK @ O2 Academy2/1 Gent, BEL @ Vooruit2/2 Poitiers, FR @ Confort Moderne2/3 Montpelier, FR @ Rockstore2/4 Cologne, GER @ Essigfabrik2/5 Stuttgart, GER @ Die Röhre2/6 Munich, GER @ Backstage2/7 Berlin, GER @ Cassiopeia2/8 Hamburg, GER @ Klubsen2/9 Zurich, SWI @ Escherwyss2/10 Neufchatel, SWI @ La Case a Chocs2/11 Geneva, SWI @ Usine PTR2/12 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan2/13 Glasgow, SCO @ The Arches2/14 Tilburg, NET @ 5-Elementz2/15 Amsterdam, NET @ 0132/16 Birmingham, UK @ The Other Room2/17 Laax, SWI @ Riders Palace2/18 Bristol, UK @ O22/19 Bratislawa, SLO @ Majestik Music Club2/20 Vienna, AUS @ Fluc Wanne