Ludacris To Serve As Artist-In-Residence For Georgia State University

The CMII program will explore entrepreneurship in the music and film industries.

(AllHipHop News) Christopher Bridges once walked the halls of Georgia State University as an undergraduate. The rapper/actor, better known as Ludacris, is headed back to GSU to be part of the school’s Creative Media Industries Institute. 

“Georgia State is one of the most innovative and diverse universities in the country,” said Ludacris. “I couldn’t imagine a better place to work with students than CMII.”

The 42-year-old Atlanta-based entertainer will serve as an artist-in-residence for the program. Luda is set to work with CMII professors to focus on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries. He will also mentor students.

“Chris is an incredibly talented artist and has so much industry knowledge to share,” said CMII executive director Brennen Dicker. “We are excited to see how our students, and really the entire institute, will benefit from this great new partnership.”

Earlier this year, Georgia State University’s College of Law announced a course titled “The Legal Life of Ludacris.” Attorney Moraima “Mo” Ivory leads the Entertainment, Sports & Media Law Initiative class.

“Success looks like students having a fundamental understanding of the legal principles and hands-on experience with issues clients deal with on a daily basis,” stated Ivory. “This allows them to go into any law firm and negotiate and advocate for fair and equitable contacts, protection of intellectual property, fair and equal pay, and job opportunities for their clients.”