This is a Course you definitely won’t drop next semester. Hit the Link
Hip hop culture has planted its roots in every crevice of society, and college courses are no exception. Atlanta GA has become the central hub for the cultivation of new artist to gain popularity. Now Georgia Tech University has a new course for its spring 2017 semester called “Exploring the Lyrics of Outkast and Trap Music to Explore Politics of Social Justice.” The professor is Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, an Atlanta hip hop scholar who studied at Harvard and Virginia Tech. She’s also an Emmy award-nominated documentary producer for “Walking With Guns”, and she appears in the VH1 documentary “The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game.”
The curriculum allows students to study the sound of trap music and how it’s evolved over the years. The class will touch on big-name Atlanta artists old and young, as well as non-ATL legends including Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy and Lauryn Hill. A major part of the course will also be about “The OUTKAST imagination,” a topic which Dr. Wilson details in the video below courtesy of YouTube.
So come Spring Semester if you’re enrolled in GA Tech make sure you register early because this course will definitely full to capacity.