SHOW-ME THE EDUCATION OF JAY Z AND KANYE WEST @ UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI!!!
Serious study or yet another indication that a liberal arts degree is increasingly worthless or something more akin to a vacation for the upper-middle-class.
Time Mag Blog: University of Missouri Now Has a Class on Jay Z and Kanye West’s Relationship
Show-me the money quote:
The course is taught through the English department, and the instructor Andrew Hoberek compared the periphrastic rappers to poets in an interview with music blog Consequence of Sound: “I really do think that these guys are warming up to the level of major poets, and not many people think of it in those terms,” he said. ”They’re very much like painters and novelists in the 20th century, moving beyond the confines of the art form’s boundaries.”
Fascinating stuff but it might worth waiting for comparative studies on the booty of Beyoncé vs. Kim Kardashian.
More in a bit . . .