Students of Armstrong State University in Savannah Georgia are learning a new course, “Outkast and the Rise of Hip-Hop South.” The course will give students an opportunity to learn and explore ideas about southern writers college professor Regina Bradley told Savannah Morning News.
Sources tells us that Bradley was a Nasir Jones fellow at Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive & Research Institute. She addresses that the course will also give awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and more.
“My areas of interest are African-American literature and popular culture,” she explained. “I try to find ways to connect those… Often, students get most of their information, their outlook from how they engage in popular culture.”
OutKast career took flight in 1994 and released their fifth studio album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003. Their latest project as a duo came from the 2006 soundtrack Idlewild.
Rap-up tells us Big Boi shared pride in the news. “It’s an honor to be studied,” he told Creative Loafing. “I am originally from Savannah, and I remember Armstrong, so that is just super dope.”