A Georgia College Is Now Offering Class On OutKast
A Georgia College Is Now Offering Class On OutKast

Savannah-Based College Now Has A Course On Outkast

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Calling all twentysomething Georgia-based students with a taste for ATLien funk. A new course at Armstrong State University is offering an academic lens into the legacy and influence of Atlanta's own, OutKast. At the helm of Professor Regina Bradley, the Savannah institution is set to underscore the impact of Andre 3000 and Big Boi's "ideas about the South and southernness" on Southern writers and identity.

The course will double as an upper-level english class, triple as an examination of political discourse in/through hip-hop. For Bradley, it offers an opportunity to see her students entrenched in the work of a cherished force in music; one she intends to expound upon in an upcoming book on the legendary duo that reflects both her upbringing in southern hip-hop and the game-changer that was OutKast upon introduction. “OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South” will be included on the course programming for Spring 2017 at Armstrong State University.

If you or someone you know has enrolled, please do give us a shout. We'd love to hear about the in-class experience and curriculum. Here's hoping more of the greats get the scholarly treatment.

h/t Savannah Now