Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur. Asides that, the best-selling artists of all time is well known for his outspoken views and controversial conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 75 third-year students have registered for “Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics”. A new course at Washington University in St. Louis, U.S. will see students examine the world and life of superstar rapper, Kanye West. Jeffrey McCune, professor, says the course which began this week will focus on the rapper, producer and fashion designer.
“Kanye West As a hip-hop artist Kanye West has had unprecedented impact on the sonic force of music, fashion, politics, and videography. Coupling his controversial moments, with his corpus of musical texts with special focus on sonic production, this course illuminates Mr. West as a case study for interrogating the interplay between fame, gender, sexuality, and race.
“Together, we extract the ‘Politics of Mr. West’ in his music and life, while also illuminating the importance of a politics of genius-making in the larger arc of black pop culture tradition,” said the course description.
Although 75 undergraduates have already registered, there’s still a waiting list of students, aching to get in.