You can now study 'Kanye West' at University

Hip Hop Hollywood 20/01/2017

People pay thousands of dollars to get a degree at University, and often people are just studying just to say that they're studying and their degree is something completely irrelevant to what they end up doing as a career.

At Washington University they understand that and you can now study "Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics," at their school. The waiting list for the course keeps growing and growing and the course's professor, Dr. Jeffrey McCune, says the course isn't about either gushing over, or ripping out, West's music, but rather sees the artist as a "good way to get students to connect issues of politics, race, gender, sexuality and culture.”

McCune claims he's had the idea for a long time. "I always wanted to teach a course looking at black genius and the impossibility of black genius for the American public,” he said to The Dispatch. “We’re always thought of as maybe being articulate or smart but not really genius...Kanye really uses hip-hop as a vehicle to display all of his talents, albeit some better than others.”