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January 28, 2014

English 2169: Jay-Z and Kanye West

MWF 11-11:50 This course looks at the career and work of Jay-Z and Kanye West from three perspectives:
(1) Where do they fit within, and how do they change, the history of hip-hop music? (2) How is what they do similar to and different from what poets do?, and (3) How does their rise to both celebrity and corporate power alter what we understand as the American dream? - - University of Missouri

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 28, 2014 12:45 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Not for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my Alma Mater.

I will admit, I did once take a Greek Culture class at Mizzou for an easy A. I could be wrong, but I don't think there were any offerings on the cultural significance of Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry, or the Who and the Rolling Stones -- except when we met out on the Rock on the hill behind the Math and Science building.

Posted by: mushroom at January 28, 2014 12:56 PM

Niggas, pimps, ho's, well that about sums it up.

Posted by: tripletap at January 28, 2014 3:49 PM


It's all dollar-driven. They could save time and efforts by just renting out dorms to get those mooches out of mom & dad's house, and printing up graduation certificates for those that can read.

Posted by: chasmatic at January 28, 2014 5:09 PM

Is there any particular reason why anybody needs a college education?

Posted by: Fat Man at January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

My tax dollars at work! My county property taxes (real estate) go to fund a school district that is not accredited by the state which likely means that the students here won't be taking advantage of this compelling English class. What a shame.

Posted by: Dinah at January 29, 2014 11:32 AM

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