Georgetown offers class on Jay-Z

Jay-Z in concert. (Photo: Flickr/Concert Connection)

Students at Georgetown will soon be able to study the musical stylings of Jay-Z.

The class examines the sociology of hip-hop through the life of one of America's most famous artists.

The Washington Post reports:

The class addresses social issues like race, gender and ethnicity, according to professor Michael Eric Dyson.

Dyson wrote a book on hip-hop in 2007. In the foreword Jay-Z called Dyson “the most brilliant interpreter of hip-hop culture we have."