A Savannah college is offering a class focused on seminal Atlanta hip-hop duo Outkast, and Southern hip-hop music in general, this semester. It’s proven to be a hit – the class is completely full.
“Outkast and the Rise of the Hip-Hop South” is an upper level English course taught by Dr. Regina Bradley, a professor in the Languages, Literature and Philosophy department at Armstrong State University. Bradley told the Savannah Morning News that the course will examine how Outkast’s “ideas about the South and southerners seep into other Southern writers,” as well as rap and hip-hop’s political impact. “Their final project is doing a paper that’s 12-15 pages… for what I call a ‘nerdy hip-hop review,’” Bradley told the Morning News. “They’ll take an album of their choice – preferably an Outkast album – and give a discussion of the themes and what they hear.”
Bradley is also currently writing a book about Outkast, which in case you hadn’t already guessed, is her favorite hip-hop act.