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Q-Tip to Teach Jazz and Hip-Hop Class at NYU

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Q-Tip attends YouTube brings the BOOM BAP to New York City With Lyor Cohen, Nas, Grandmaster Flash, Q-Tip, Chuck D and Fab 5 Freddy on January 26, 2018 at Industria in New York City.

*Q-Tip is headed to college – as an instructor.

A Tribe Called Quest’s frontman 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 school’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.”

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.

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