BALTIMORE, MD –
Rapsody’s 2019 EVE album continues to break barriers in hip hop.The 16-track LP is set to be adopted into an English course at Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rapsody shared the information on her Instagram, “One of the highest honors is to create art for the culture and have it taught in our educational institutions!”. The post featured a UNC graduate student, Tyler Bunzey, who will be teaching the course “Black Womanist Criticisms and Rapsody’s Eve“.
Powerful curriculum. The power of “She”.
The course description details that “the course reads Rapsody’s album as emerging from a greater tradition of womanist discourse dating back to the 19th century, and the purpose of this course is to explore that history. Additionally students will look at hip-hop’ historical development to engage with albums from femme-identified hip-hoppers throughout the genre’s history.”
Personally, I’m looking forward to the knowledge that can begin to circulate from Rapsody’s album. Since the album dropped, I’ve been heavy on the belief that it was packed with gems. These same gems not only help women to organize a collective agenda but also help men to understand women’s issues. It also helps spread awareness of the everyday struggles of African American women.
The popularization of this course could educate a society in need on women’s rights.