Saturday, March 6, 2021

Ludacris Takes Artist-in-residence Position at Georgia State University

*Rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges is adding artist-in-residence at Georgia State University to his growing resume. 

The hip-hop star will reportedly mentor students and work with professors at the Creative Media Industries Institute this fall, wrbl.com reports.

Luda is a former student of the university, and his teachings will focus on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris Bridges back to campus this fall as an artist-in-residence,” GSU wrote on Twitter.

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“Georgia State is one of the most innovative and diverse universities in the country,” Luda said of the announcement. “I couldn’t imagine a better place to work with students than CMII.”

The creative institute was founded in 2014 and connects students with opportunities in film, music and video game industries in Atlanta..

Georgia State University also confirmed Luda’s status on Twitter as artist-in-residence with a picture of Luda’s old student card (see the tweet above).

Institute Executive Director Brennen Dicker says the young entrepreneur is an excellent candidate because of his “industry knowledge.”

Ludacris studied music management at the university in 1998 through 1999. He’s set to appear in the next “Fast & Furious” film, which hits theaters May 22, 2020.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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