The University Course To Find The Next Stormzy

Perhaps this expansion of the universities has gone a little too far:

Britain’s first ever degree in rap as university offers qualification to find next Stormzy

The first comment is that the moment we institutionalise pop music it is no longer pop music. The second that the point of the stuff is to epater les bourgeois and there’s nothing more bourgeois than a middle aged lecturer attempting to be down and hip with the kidz.…

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Myleene Klass Fails The Sieve Of History Test

The idea that we should teach Stormzy in schools rather than Mozart. It’s unlikely that British schoolchildren will have an inadequate exposure to the popular beat combo these days so the idea that they should and must have the music pointed out to them is absurd. But perhaps they should still be taught it, in order to gain their attention?

There being nothing wrong with coopting popular culture to get the little snotmachines to pay attention, obviously.…

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