Q-Tip Lands Job As Professor At New York University
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Q-tip will bring his 30-plus years of experience in the entertainment business to students at New York University.
The Tribe Called Quest founding group member has been tapped to teach a class at NYU's Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music In The Tisch School of the Arts.
The new class will focus on the historical links between hip-hop and Jazz music.
The rapper has teamed with journalist Ashley Kahn for the course, which will comprise seven classes with Q-Tip as the teacher.
“I couldn’t be more excited to share with the students what I know and I look forward to them also teaching me," Q-Top said. "Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved.”
Artists like The Last Poets, Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar will be dissected during the course.
According to the description, the "course is among the first in the world to explore the underappreciated connections between jazz and hip-hop and combines historical and social perspectives with the opportunity to produce original music at the nexus of the two genres."
Each class will be divided into two parts.
First, students must finish focused readings and create listening and viewing assignments investigating the connections between jazz and hip-hop.
The second half of each class focuses on "musicianship, performance, composition, and production" with students completing in-class and out-of-class homework with Q-Tip’s mentorship.
The class will start September 5, 2018, and will be held on Wednesdays through the fall semester.