Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar have a lot in common, but there’s something unexpected that sets them apart from their peers: They’ve each been the subject of a college course.
Now, thanks to an approved class at the University of California, Berkeley, the prolific Frank Ocean will join the elite and growing class of musicians who can claim that their work and celebrity is worthy of academic study.
Per The Fader, Preya Gill and Deborah Change are the two Berkeley students who proposed the class. They’ll also be the ones at the front of the classroom teaching Ocean-centric lessons to students come fall 2018. They told the magazine that the course will cover everything from gender politics to the artist’s musical influences, and will do so through the lens of Ocean’s discography. Read more…
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