Michael Eric Dyson, the acclaimed author and noted thesaurus abuser “hip-hop intellectual,” moved on to Georgetown University Tuesday to teach religion, culture, and society, Georgetown University said in a statement.
“I am not leaving the University of Pennsylvania as much as I am going to Georgetown,” said Dyson during a phone interview yesterday. Dyson was in New Orleans getting ready to speak at the Essence Musical Festival, a multiday event that attracts rappers and politicians alike.
Dyson has become a superstar academic within hip-hop circles and the pop-culture arena. Most hipsters know his name from his 2001 book about rap artist and actor Tupac Shakur, “Holler If You Hear Me,” which thrust Dyson into the public eye.
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