strathStrathmore University students have made it known on social media that their institution is on another level compared to others, after a picture showing an exam paper quoting Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics in an end of semester exam went viral.

The question was posed to 4th year Bachelors of Finance, Actuarial Science and Financial Economics students on July 11.

It reads:

“In the words of Kendrick Lamar (popular rapper of the good kid, m.a.ad city fame), ‘If you get your first big cheque and you cop before you buy a house. You’re a vanity slave.’ In the song Vanity Slave, Mr Lamar speaks openly about mindless consumerism. Explain three dangers of consumerism. (6 marks)”

This is the first time a Kenyan university is embedding contemporary hip-hop in an exam, at least to our knowledge.

However, several rappers including Lamar, Jay Z and Drake, have had their works form part of a University course material or class topic.