Drake and The Weeknd course will launch in early 2022
Canadian superstars Drake and The Weeknd have earned themselves academic recognition as their careers will be studied at the Ryerson University in Toronto.
The course, which will be launching early next year, is titled RTA 950: Deconstructing Drake and The Weeknd. It will be taught by prolific writer, podcaster, and Hip Hop scholar Dalton Higgins.
Higgins took to Instagram to share his thoughts concerning the course. “Why Drake & The Weeknd one might ask?” He wrote before adding, “well, there are great courses out there being taught about numerous rock, folk and pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, so why not The Weeknd and Drizzy.”
“It's time to get our Canadian rap & R&B icons recognized & canonized academically or otherwise. And it is CRITICAL for scholars, historians, to examine the Toronto music scene that birthed Drake/Weeknd and helped create the conditions for them to become mega successful.”