Students at US university to study Kanye West

19 January 2017 - 14:45 By AFP Relaxnews
American rapper Kanye West
American rapper Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West is being studied as the embodiment of black genius at Washington University.

About 75 students are registered for the course entitled "Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics," which began this week and is being taught by Professor Jeffrey McCune, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Topics on the 14-week course syllabus include "Who is Kanye West and Why Is He in the Flashing Lights?" and  "I Love Kanye, or How Critique Slips Into Hate." 

It's not the first time West has been the subject of university studies. 

Students at Georgia State University and the University of Missouri also examined the artist's influence in the world of music and pop culture.