Georgia College to Teach OutKast Course

Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast during 2006 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast during 2006 VH1 Hip Hop Honors – Show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

A Savannah, Georgia college professor is proving she’s cooler than being cool, teaching a class about the music and writing of OutKast.

English professor Regina Bradley has created a course in the Literature and Philosophy department at Armstrong State University which fuses modern pop culture with African-American literature, searching for the connections between hip-hop writing and political expression in the South.

Bradley says she chose the work of the duo — aside from the fact they’re both from Georgia (André from Atlanta, Big Boi from Savannah) — because of their literary and cultural metaphors. “They raise intriguing questions about the significance of region as an influencer of creative expression,” said Bradley in an interview with Pigeons and Planes. “Outkast’s experimentation in how they articulated and celebrated their southernness manifested in intriguing ways.”

Understandably news of the new course spread on social media, and Twitter is saying “Hey Ya!” to the idea.

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SOURCE: EW – Evan Slead