Oxford, England – And you thought England’s poshest university couldn’t be hip …
Oxford Union Society, a debating club in one of the world’s most prestigious universities, uploaded a YouTube video of their full May 4 debate — “This House Believes That Kanye Is More Relevant than William Shakespeare.”
Before drawing the conclusion that this debate is no more than a bunch of boys with perfectly coiffed hair sipping tea and chuckling about rap music to themselves from their ivory tower, it’s worth noting that the guest speakers included spoken word poet Anthony Anaxagorou, British grime MC Big Narstie and HipHopDX’s own former Editor-in-Chief Justin Hunte.
Hunte was arguing in opposition, that West is not more relevant than Shakespeare. He put together his opening argument cleverly, saying “All kinds of words have been dedicated to say all kinds of things about Mr. Kanye West. I just used 37 different words and phrases created by William Shakespeare in my opening segment here, and as the good gentleman Big Narstie here might say… ‘Most people, they don’t know.’”
“Ever since he teamed up with Jay Z and told us to ‘Watch The Throne’ while millions of people lost their