Professor Q-Tip is here.
A Tribe Called Quest’s ringleader is teaming up with journalist Ashley Kahn to teach a course at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music In The Tisch School of the Arts.
According to the university’s website, the seven-class curriculum will “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.”
Come to class! https://t.co/HxYbNYTmoO
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) April 7, 2018
Some of the artists who will be studied include The Last Poets, Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, the Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar. The second half of the course will find students learning musicianship, performance, composition, and production “under Q-Tip’s mentorship.”
“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 said in a press release. “Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved.”
The course will begin Sept. 5 and will take place on Wednesdays during the fall semester.
This article originally appeared on Stereogum.