Jay-Z's Black Republicanism

Jay-Z’s brand of Black Republicanism is now the subject of a sociology course at Georgetown University. Early insights: he “beat the system” and is “a businessman and a philanthropist who used to call himself a pimp.”  The professor is Michael Eric Dyson. I wonder how the course handles Jay Z’s ‘man of the people’ posture, his t-shirt politics and his dubious pan-Africanism. And he gets compared to Homer, Melville, Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Martin Scorcese and Francis Ford Coppola.

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Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

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  1. this feels like the furthest we can go in celebrity worship – bringing them into the classroom.
    why not just read his autobiography and listen to all his albums if you wanna get inspired by what hova can do for you?

  2. I have nothing against Michael Eric Dyson but this is bizarre. A whole class about Jay-Z??? And his comparison is silly, he can’t be serious. Still, Hip Hop definitely deserves to be treated as a serious subject in academia.

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