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Puff Daddy Is The Latest Celeb To Get His Own College Course! Get The Deets On NYU’s New Class!

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First it was Beyoncé

Then Miley

Now there’s a college course being offered about Puff Daddy!!!

Kids at NYU will start studying today in a new class called 'Sean Combs & Urban Culture'! So for all of you who want to be ballers or shot-callers, this might be your chance!

The course will showcase the influence Puffy has had on black and urban culture ever since exploding onto the scene in the '90s!

Here’s the full catalogue description:

"No single personality dominated the landscape of urban mainstream popular culture in the 1990s (and since) more than producer, rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. By 2013, hip-hop and black culture have become globally mainstream; the immense popularity that hip-hop enjoys today is directly rooted in the profound cultural changes that Combs and his peers instigated. Combs emerged from his humble professional beginnings in the early 1990s as an A&R man at Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records to fashion himself as a profoundly versatile and wildly successful performer, actor, reality-TV star, producer, songwriter, fashion and restaurant entrepreneur and philanthropist. His current net worth estimated at $550 million makes him the richest man in hip-hop and one of the wealthiest artists in the history of popular music. He is a multiple Grammy-winner and won an Oscar in 2012 for his work as a film producer.

Though sometimes not treated with seriousness he deserves, Combs has had a profound effect on global culture of the last twenty years. Through the success of his Bad Boy Records label, which distributed genre-defining artists like the Notorious B.I.G., Combs helped forever alter and change the sound and visuals of hip hop and R&B. Combs drew on Russell early business success to redefine the image of the hip-hop entrepreneur as aggressive, brash and full of self-assured swagger. He also helped redefine the concept of celebrity branded entertainment and he mainstreamed innovative marketing techniques (like street teams) in the music industry.

This class will investigate the social and cultural and political changes of the 1990s and how Sean Combs was catapulted to success by those changes. Through critical readings, viewings and listening assignments, the brilliance, tragedy, strategy and serial entrepreneurship of Sean Combs will be interpreted, discussed and dissected.”

Seems legit!

Although we’re a little surprised that this only a 2-credit course!

You know what they say though - mo credits, mo problems!

Study hard, kids!

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2 comments to “Puff Daddy Is The Latest Celeb To Get His Own College Course! Get The Deets On NYU’s New Class!”

  1. Terrrrgooot says – reply to this


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    Rap only has something like a 5% global marketshare in album sales. That puts it in the same realm as Classical music's currently global popularity. The difference being that you need a 120+ IQ to compose a symphony. I dont think you need a high IQ to rap. In fact, i'm POSITIVE you dont. The two biggest genres are rock and pop (in terms of worldwide sales. Rock is hurting in american culture). The fact Puff was able to sell so many albums is just evidence of something sad. A sad paradox. Blacks are spending too much money on rap that should have gone to the education of their children.

  2. terrrgooooot says – reply to this


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    Re: Terrrrgooot – currently= current. I type too fast for my own good.