(AllHipHop News) Sean “Diddy” Combs is the latest Hip Hop figure to become the subject of a college class. New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is offering “Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture” at the Tisch School of the Arts.
The course is being taught by Jayson Jackson. Professor Jackson was formerly Vice President of Marketing and Promotions at Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment. His resume also includes stints at Columbia Records, Mercury Records, and Def Jam.
“Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture” course description reads in part:
No single personality dominated the landscape of urban mainstream popular culture in the 1990s (and since) more than producer, rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.
This class will investigate the social and cultural and political changes of the 1990s and how Sean Combs was catapulted to success by those changes. Through critical readings, viewings and listening assignments, the brilliance, tragedy, strategy and serial entrepreneurship of Sean Combs will be interpreted, discussed, and dissected.