Lil’ Kim is the only Hip-Hop artist besides Tupac Shakur to have a college course based on her. The course is called “Hip-Hop Eshu: Queen Bitch 101” English and Textual Studies 350 and is offered at Syracruse University.
Description: Students in Professor Greg Thomas’ class analyze how Lil’ Kim’s rhymes challenge male chauvinism and homophobia in the rap world, as well as transcend old standards of sexual politics. The Queen B herself paid the class a visit in November 2004, but naysayers have criticized the course for undermining a serious college curriculum. Unfazed, Thomas also teaches a graduate-level version called “Hip-Hop’s Queen Bitch Writings.”