Kanye West is one of the biggest stars in the world. Though he is a star eternally shrouded in controversy, whether it is about his old relationships, his political views or his general approach to marketing his music to the masses, there’s a lot to Ye. He is an artist worth studying, and a Canadian University has recognized this fact.
West has had wide ranging impact in the world through his music, fashion and personality. One Canadian University has recognized that it is a school of thought worth exploring, and they will make a course available for their students called “Kanye Vs. Ye: Genius By Design.”
Montreal’s Concordia University announced the course which will be helmed by professor Yassin “Narcy” Asalman. The description of the course states that it will focus on a wide array of categories associated with the rapper’s work.
This class dissects Ye’s art, design, music, celebrity-life, and cultural impacts in the age of information. Unquestionably a problematic figure, Kanye West is also a maven of all the creative industries he has touched. By using Kanye’s albums as cultural, artistic, and personal lenses; this class studies the evolution of his genius and explores the concept of ‘Kanyetive Dissonance’ — the unique, complex, and controversial natures and contexts of Kanye’s body of work and impacts.
The description further adds that the course will examine more than Kanye’s artistic drives, and find deeper meaning of concepts such as “community, creativity, responsibility, accountability, fame and mental health, dreams and nightmares – and more importantly, self-actualisation.”
If you ever thought that your college classes were ridiculous, at least Ye didn’t write the text book.
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