UC Berkeley Offering A Class on Frank Ocean

UC Berkeley Offering A Class on Frank Ocean

attends Spotify's Inaugural Secret Genius Awards hosted by Lizzo at Vibiana on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Two students from UC Berkeley pitched a course about the R&B singer Frank Ocean and plan to title the class “Brain Like Berkeley” which are lyrics from his song “Novacane.”

Preya Gill and her roommate, Deborah Chang, proposed the idea after they bonded over his music and saw the potential for important discussions to be shared.

They told The Fader the course will cover gender politics, his background, and musical influences.

Ocean’s mother, Katonya, and his brother Brian have already expressed their support for the class coming this Fall.

Frank Ocean now joins Beyonce, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar in the elite group who each have had a college course dedicated to their work.

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