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Lil Kim To Speak During Syracuse Course In Her Honor

English students at

Syracuse University are about to be schooled by the pint-sized diva, rap star

Lil Kim.

The multi-platinum

rapper will visit Syracuse Wednesday (November 3rd) to address a course about

her lyrics and their social significance.

The accredited

course, entitled: "Hip-Hop Eshu: Queen B@#$H 101 – The Life & Times

of Lil Kim" examines the cultural impact of Kim’s sexuality in mainstream

culture.

Students analyze

Kim’s song lyrics as literary texts and dissect her music videos.

"I am honored

and quite proud that a class is being taught on my sensationalist lyrics, unique

style and fashion and leadership role within the hip-hop community," Kim

said in a statement. "I look forward to a wonderful day at Syracuse University,

meeting and greeting my many fans, as well as the academic community."

According to the

course’s professor, Greg Thomas, the curriculum draws parallels to sex

and gender studies.

“In place of bourgeois literature, and even more bourgeois criticism,

there will be rap audio and lyrics, oral history, ethnomusicology, folklore

or spoken word, magazine articles, interviews, film and video as well as Black

Studies of all kinds,” Thomas’ curricular description for the course

reads. “These works will be critically engaged to provide ample understanding

of Lil’ Kim’s “Queen Bitch” lyricism [and] her very

own work in the musical revolution that is Hip-Hop.”

Lil Kim’s schedule includes a visit to SU’s "Jabberwocky Caf"

with invited students and faculty and a "Meet & Greet" with SU’s

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Cathryn Newton.

During a classroom

discussion in the Schine Underground, Kim will also speak to invited students,

hold a press conference and meet faculty and students of the African-American

Students Union.

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