Published: Oct. 4, 2017

The Cultural Events Board is delighted to bring Wu-Tang Clan founding member GZA to campus Thursday, Oct. 12.

If you go

Who: Open to the public
What: GZA the Genius: The Relationship Between Hip Hop and Science
When: Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom

Not only is GZA an incredibly talented hip-hop artist, he is also a co-founder of the Science Genius program, where he educates students about science through the potent cultural force of hip-hop. His enthusiasm for science heavily influences his music.

GZA educates listeners about fundamental scientific principles in a new and exciting way, helping audiences understand how we are all connected to the natural world and the universe around us. On stage, he recites narrative “freestyles”—often off the top of his head—that truly tell the story of the powerful relationship between science and hip-hop. 

GZA's talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, and attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance on the Facebook event page. 

The event is free to all, but seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.