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.