Killer Mike is Out to Change the World One Mind at a Time. Next Stop: MIT (News)
Killer Mike is set to present his lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about how current and future technologies impact race relations in the United States, as part of a program in the University’s Hip Hop Speaker Series.
The Run The Jewels co-founder is planning to discuss last year’s tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, the recent footage of the Oklahoma University Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter singing racist chants, and his take on White Privilege, among other topics.
Roc Nation/Jamla’s Young Guru became the first artist in the school’s “Hip-Hop series,” and Mike Bigga will follow for his presentation on this Friday, April 24.
An outspoken social activist, almost all of Killer Mike’s recent catalog discusses controversial subjects like the prison system and police brutality. The program aims to bring together leaders in Hip-Hop and shed some light on these issues. Presented by the Arts at MIT and TapTape (an MIT-based music start-up), the lecture looks like an effort on Killer Mike’s part to empower the next generation and move the minds of many.
Previously, Wu-Tang Clan co-founder GZA lectured at MIT. According to The Boston Globe, the artist formerly known as The Genius will reprise his appearance at the Boston, Massachusetts academic institution with a lecture on space and Rap music next month.
“This is really geared toward students to engender a conversation with popular artists who have a certain influence, and who have experience that other visiting artists don’t necessarily have,” Sam Magee, Manager of Student Programs at the Arts at MIT office told the Globe.
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