Want to take a university course in Drake? Here’s your chance.

Toronto’s Ryerson University (or whatever it’s soon going to be called) is about to offer a course in Drake. Actually, the full title of the class is “Deconstructing Drake and The Weeknd,” which will be taught by Dalton Higgins for the university’s Creative School. Higgins, a musician, author, and publicist, has been teaching classes on hip-hop and pop culture for at least a decade.

If your first reaction is that this sounds like a frivolous way to spend your time in university, I get it. But Canadian hip-hop culture hasn’t been studied with the same rigour as we’ve seen in the US. There are university courses on Jay-Z, Outkast, and other hip-hop icons in a number of institutions. It’s time for Canada to start fixing that. I like it.

Check out Higgins’ Instagram post.

(Via BlogTO)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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