Q-Tip Will Teach a Hip-Hop and Jazz Course at NYU This Fall
It looks like Q-Tip is taking his talents to the college classroom. The A Tribe Called Quest member will reportedly be co-teaching a new hip-hop and jazz course at New York University next Fall semester.
According to the official website, Tip will be joining music historian Ashley Kahn to teach the course, which "will examine the intertwined relationship between jazz and hip-hop." The site also says that the course is amongst the first in the world to explore connections between the genres and "combines historical and social perspectives with the opportunity to produce original music at the nexus of the two genres."
In a brief statement on the new opportunity, Q-Tip shares his excitement to share what he knows about the subject.
“I couldn’t be more excited to share with the students what I know and I look forward to them also teaching me,” Q-Tip stated. “Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved.”
The rapper and producer will be following in the footsteps of many MCs and entertainers who have taught in college classrooms over the years.
The course will feature seven classes, including both in-class assignments and out-of-class assignments, along with mentorship sessions with Q-Tip. Music from A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar will all be included in the course curriculum as well.
Q-Tip's class starts on Sept. 5 and will occur on Wednesdays at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts throughout the Fall semester.
You can find more information on the NYU course here.
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