Bun B is the latest rapper to turn his focus to education this year (you might recall Jim Jones’ recent teaching stint at a New York City high school). The Texas rapper has revealed plans to teach a Hip-Hop and Religion course at Rice University in Houston, Texas next Spring.
During an interview with XXL, Bun explained that although he was still tweaking plans with professors, he would have an official setup at Rice, with office hours and all. Bun didn’t sound too thrilled about tasks like setting up reading lists, although he did express some concern about the way his status as a rapper would affect his relationship with students.
According to Bun, professors are particularly worried about students making a push to get their demos heard. “That’s the problem that the professors’ got, he’s concerned about that, he’s concerned about some people coming to class [for demos],” Bun said. “If they coming to the course specifically to give me a demo, then that’s a wrap on the first day.”
But what’s education without a little problem solving? Bun revealed that he already has a quick solution for the demo issue. “My plan was to put a box on the desk, a demo box, but the box is gonna stay there and everybody’s demo is gonna stay there till the course is over. Nobody gets listened to until the course is over,” Bun said. “I’m not saying I’m not going to listen, but I’m not listening [until the course is over] … and I’ll be looking to see who’s in class everyday. You may get priority for perfect attendance. So pay attention to me, I’m gonna pay attention to you.”
Bun B’s third solo album ‘Trill O.G.’ will be released on August 3.