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Rapper Bun B Teaches Class on Religion and Hip-Hop at Rice

You might be familiar with Houston-based rapper Bun B as a member of the group UGK. But you might not know he’s also a distinguished lecturer at Rice University, co-teaching a course examining the relationship between religion and hip-hop. Starting in a few weeks, Religion and Hip-Hop Culture will be offered as a free online […]

You might be familiar with Houston-based rapper Bun B as a member of the group UGK. But you might not know he’s also a distinguished lecturer at Rice University, co-teaching a course examining the relationship between religion and hip-hop.

Starting in a few weeks, Religion and Hip-Hop Culture will be offered as a free online class. It’s a course that’s been traditionally offered in the classroom but has grown to be so popular that it’s going to be offered online.

Bun B teaches the class with Anthony Pinn, a professor of humanities and religious studies at Rice. Bun B and Professor Pinn spoke with Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin about the class and when they began collaborating together about four years ago.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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