Q-TIP TO TEACH AT NYU

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A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip will join New York University‘s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in The Tisch School of the Arts to teach a course on the intersection of jazz and hip-hop. The 47-year-old is teaming up with Ashley Kahn, an author, music journalist, and a professor of music history and criticism at NYU, to teach a course that will “explore the under-appreciated connections between jazz and hip-hop" while "combining historical and social perspectives with the opportunity to produce original music at the nexus of the two genres.”

 

The seven-class schedule will cover artists like Public Enemy, the Roots, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar. Students will also receive “in-class and out-of-class assignments under Q-Tip’s mentorship” that focus on performance, composition and production. "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 added in a statement. "Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved." 

 

The class begins this Fall on September 5.