Torae is a man of many hats. Billboard has learned on Thursday (Jan. 30) that the Coney Island native is putting his professor cap on, and will be giving back the knowledge he’s gained during his ample experience in hip-hop to students at Brooklyn’s Medgar Evers College.
The Business of Music will be an eight-week course running from Feb. 26 to April 16 featuring an array of industry experts as guest speakers. Even students not enrolled at the university are encouraged to apply for the course through the college’s website, which will come with a tuition fee of $500 if accepted.
Torae — who released his ninth studio album All Praises Due in 2018 — will help students examine various aspects of the music industry through his expertise including the ever-changing digital streaming era, entrepreneurship, marketing, and the function of today’s record labels. “I am multi-faceted, and I can speak about the culture through a few different lenses, from emceeing to branding, and now as a professor,” Carr tells Billboard.
Head to the Medgar Evers College website for more information on the course.