So many people can say they are bilingual now…
Professor Regina Bradley gets that her students receive a lot of their information about politics and trends from music. Now, Bradley is gearing up to offer a course dedicated to analyzing the iconic ATL music group, OutKast.
We are definitely feeling this.. Yes, darling, I am fluent in English and OutKast.
Wielding a Ph.D. in African-American Literature as well as a heavy background in pop culture, Bradley will be using OutKast’s music, as well as other hip-hop records, to look at how the artists used their platform for political expression.
Bradley explains that OutKast’s work holds just as much validity as the more “classical” literary works.
Kind of makes you think of a bunch of white guys with those funny wigs and their feather pens, right?
Bradley claims, “OutKast is more than deserving of a close analysis, especially in thinking about contemporary southernness because they were many folks’ first introduction to the possibility of southern rappers.”
Yass, Regina! Please do Andre and Big Boi some justice!
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