TRAP MUSIC ISN’T ONLY TAKING OVER THE AIRWAVES, IT’S TAKING OVER COLLEGE COURSES TOO!!!
Georgia Tech students will be introduced to a new study on their campus starting the spring semester. Along with studying the bio-dynamics of the universe, they will also be studying the origin or trap music and how to properly “turn up”.
Georgia Tech is now offering an undergraduate study course titled, “Exploring the Lyrics of Outkast and Trap Music to Explore Politics of Social Justice” which began on January 13th as a humanities elective and requirement for Social Justice minors.
Students will be studying the sound and origin of trap music. The curriculum also studies musicians and engineers such as DJ Toomp, Shawty Red, Metro Boomin, Mike WILL Made-It, Zaytoven, Goodie Mob, UGK, Eightball & MJG, T.I., Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Future, Migos and 21 Savage, 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Nas, N.W.A, Public Enemy, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim and Lauryn Hill., as well as highlighting the intergenerational tensions and discourse about Lil Yachty’s artistry.
The course will be taught by, Emmy award nominated, Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, a hip-hop scholar who has taught similar courses at Harvard Univerity and Virginia Tech. She is also known for her TEDx lecture “The Outkast Imagination” and her award-winning documentary, Walking With Guns and VH1 documentary The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game.
What do ya’ll think? Is a trap course a ridiculous addition to college curriculum?