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Outkast will now be taught as an upper-level English class at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.
The course is called “Outkast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South” and will be taught by Professor Regina Bradley.
According to Savannah Morning News, Professor Bradley states the class will focus on how “ideas about the South and southernness seep into other Southern writers.”
Students will analyze one of Outkast’s albums as well as other hip-hop artist’s projects. The students will also be required to connect the projects with politics and movements such as the Black Lives Matter.
“Their final project is doing a paper that’s 12-15 pages…for what I call a ‘nerdy hip-hop review. They’ll take an album of their choice — preferably an Outkast album — and give a discussion of the themes and what they hear,” Bradley said.
Big Boi discussed the upcoming course in an interview with Creative Loafing.
“It’s an honor to be studied. My aunt sent me that article two or three days ago. I am originally from Savannah, and I remember Armstrong, so that is just super dope,” Big Boi said.
The course is set to start this spring.
S/O to the ATL Legends Andre and Big Boi for making history.