OutKast Class to Be Taught at Georgia College
A course dedicated to legendary Atlanta duo OutKast will be taught at a Georgia college.
Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga., is offering a course for the upcoming semester called, “OutKast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South.”
Dr. Regina Bradley, a professor in the Languages, Literature and Philosophy department will be administering the class, which is essentially an upper level English class that will explore the, “ideas about the South and southernness seep into other Southern writers.”
"My areas of interest are African-American literature and popular culture,” Dr. Bradley said. "I try to find ways to connect those… Often, students get most of their information, their outlook from how they engage in popular culture.”
She is hoping the class will embark knowledge on hip-hop heads and non-rap lovers, alike. “For the folks who are just as in love with Outkast as I am, I also want them to feel like they can contribute to the class — that’s particularly important,” she explained. “I also don’t want to overlook or shun the folks who aren’t familiar with hip-hop at all."
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