We brought GZA aka The Genius To McGill University

Yup, on a Saturday afternoon, CKUT and Rickey D Events (still bringing you those slow jams every Sunday night on the Sound of Soul midnight – 1am), put on a lecture unlike any the Stephen Leacock Auditorium at McGill University had seen before.

For one – there was a DJ there. Thanks to Pro-V (All Day Way Live Radio Wednesdays 3 – 5pm) on CKUT.

And people with Wu Tang Clan tattoos on the back of their neck:

Perhaps the biggest event the station has every held?  It involved a number of new challenges.  Like how do you promote a lecture by a hip hop artist?

How do you deal with online tickets?

The event was hosted by Stephen “Zip” Hennesey (host of Ill Groove Garden Sunday night 11pm – midnight on CKUT).

And we pretty much packed the place.

GZA was Generous.  He read a prepared speech that connected the dots between chess, physics, being relevant, hip hop, love, the meaning of life and more.

A bunch of people lined up to ask questions.

McGill Tribune covered the event as well.