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Watch All Of Kanye West's Oxford Lecture On Art & Class

You Can Now Watch All Of Kanye West's Insightful Oxford Lecture On Classism & Fine Art

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Back in the spring, when Kanye West delivered a guest lecture at Oxford University, only a few lucky students were allowed into the room. Reports, and even some direct quotations, from Ye’s lesson did indeed leak out, but the number of pupils who got to walk out boasting “Yeezy taught me” was ultimately kept to a minimum.

Now, however, that’s all changed thanks to the full video upload of the lecture, which is over 40 minutes long and touches on topics from classism in the arts, Kanye West’s deep admiration for Steve Jobs, and the hard work and pressure we put ourselves through in order to achieve status symbols like a nice car and a family.

But there’s still something you’re taught every day, especially in the UK, and that’s division by class. Our main focus, in my opinion…Imagine a world with no war, and imagine if everyone’s main focus, more so than going out to a club, their main focus was to help someone else. “[T]here’s still something you’re taught every day, especially in the UK, and that’s division by class,” West stresses. “Our main focus, in my opinion…Imagine a world with no war, and imagine if everyone’s main focus, more so than going out to a club, their main focus was to help someone else.”

The full text of the Oxford session was already posted online months ago, but if you never gave that lengthy tome a read, perhaps 40 minutes of video is a little easier to digest. Say what you will about West’s long-term professorial prospects, he does have some very good points. Watch the video below (and aren’t you glad we didn’t make any College Dropout puns?)



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