Wu-Tang Clan founder to speak at UNT March 2

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 18:48
Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA
Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA, also known as The Genius, will speak March 2 (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series. GZA’s speech will take place in the University Union Ballroom, 1155 Union Circle in Denton, room 314.

GZA is an American hip-hop artist and is known as one of the best lyricists of the 1990s. He co-founded the Science Genius Program, which educates students about fundamental science principles through hip-hop. GZA will share anecdotes from his childhood and will recite narrative freestyles, often written off the top of his head, to tell the story of the powerful relationship between hip-hop, rhythm, wordplay and education.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at http://untuniontickets.universitytickets.com. Ticket prices are free for UNT students and $5 for student guests; $8 for UNT staff, faculty and alumni; and $10 for the general population. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The Distinguished Lecture Series program introduces the UNT community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages enhance student learning outside the classroom. Previous speakers include President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., John Legend, George Takei, Steve Wozniak, Rainn Wilson and Vicente Fox.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. For more information, contact UNT Student Affairs Coordinator of Special Projects Ellysia Dierker at 940-565-3355.

Editor’s Note: Press passes must be reserved by Feb. 29 (Monday) at 5 p.m.

Media Instructions:

  • GZA will not be available for interviews.
  • No audio or video recording will be permitted.
  • Still photography is permitted for the first 5 minutes of the event.
  • No flash photography.
  • Photographers should be as unobtrusive as possible and limit movement as to not cause distractions. 

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