Drake, our favorite artist from "the 6", is a major influencer in music, society, and culture.
In this class, we'll be analyzing Drizzy's artistic evolution through the lens of:
-The methods in which artists maintain and expand relevancy through reinvention and innovation.
-How an artist’s work–life experiences, influential figures, collaborations, and personal philosophies play a role in their work.
-Literary and artistic exploration of music through lyrics and performances.
-Drake’s impact on the music industry with special focus on the OVO Sound Label and the current state of pop music.
-Dissection of the impact of major commercial success on an artist’s style, musicianship, and role in society.
-Lectures on music, background, and intrapersonal interactions.
-In-class track listening and multimedia analysis.
-Group discussions and activities on weekly readings/media and reflections on at-home album listening.
-Weekly written or assignments on each album.
-Group presentation on relationships with other artists.
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