Wu Tang Clan’s GZA to lecture at Harvard University

Rapper to speak about his lyrical craft at Ivy League school

Wu Tang Clan‘s GZA will give a guest lecture at Harvard University next month.

The hip-hop star – who is one of the rap group’s founding members – will speak to Harvard’s Black Men’s Forum on December 1, reports Rolling Stone, to discuss his career and his time in the Wu Tang Clan as well as giving an insight into how he crafts his lyrics.

He will also reportedly visit other esteemed US academic institutions such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Broad Institute in Boston to seek inspiration for his new solo album, which is due for release in 2012.

GZA released his last studio solo album, ‘Pro Tools’, in 2008. He had previously announced that he would release a new LP titled ‘Liquid Swords 2: The Return Of The Shadowboxer’ in 2012, but subsequently revealed that work on the album had been shelved while he worked on another as-yet-untitled project.

In the last several years, the rapper has teamed up for collaborations with the likes of The Black Lips and Devendra Banhart.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Harvard University would be teaming up with another music star, Lady Gaga, to launch the ‘Born This Way Foundation’. The youth project will aim to help young people combat bullying and self-esteem issues.