For the past two decades Kanye West has provided fans and onlookers front row tickets into his personal life as well as his career. From chart topping singles, timeless albums, legendary collaborations, marriage and fatherhood. Ye May arguably be a lot of things but one thing no one can deny him of is being vocal about his journey!
A Professor by the name of Yassin Alsalman is taking the growing interest of Kanye’s life, career and overall creativity, to develop a one of a kind course to college students over at Montreal Concordia University.
“Kanye vs. Ye: Genius by Design,” will provide students with an insightful understanding of design, media, music and creativity by taking a further look into the mastermind of Kanye reports, Hype Beast.
The course was created in efforts of providing students with a fresh prospective of modern day music and art through conversation. Professor Alsalman explains that the course will explore, “community, creativity, responsibility, accountability, fame and mental health, dreams and nightmares – and more importantly, self-actualization.”
He continues, “I want to bring something new and fresh to students. An opportunity to bring more amazing guests to the University and to discuss the world through the lens of one of the most influential artists of our generation.”
Professor Alsalman is also an artist himself and is hoping the course will provide his students with endless possibilities.
“I WILL BE TEACHING THE FIRST ALL @kanyewest CLASS ON A UNIVERSITY LEVEL, ALL PRAISES DUE. Listen, in 2013 I was given the opportunity and blessing to teach at @concordiauniversity . Over the course of years, i grew the class from 40 students to 200 a semester, moved us into an auditorium. I taught classes on ATCQ, Lauryn hill, @blackstarkeepshining … it became a huge part of my life and a responsibility,” reads Professor Alsalman Instagram post announcing the upcoming course.
“Post Pandemic, Inshallah, I want to bring something new and fresh to students. An opportunity to bring more amazing guests to the University and to discuss the world through the lens of one of the most influential artists of our generation.
He continues in saying, “This class isn’t only about Kanye. It’s about community , creativity, responsibility, accountability, fame and mental health, dreams and and nightmares – and more importantly, self-actualisation.