Q-Tip to Teach Students at New York University
The rapper Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest is serving as a co-teacher at New York University. Q-Tip is an influential rapper and began his career in the 1980’s with two friends in Queens, NY. He was signed to Jive Records and is a pioneer in hip-hop. He is considered one of the best rappers of all time and is ranked #20 by The Source. He was born in Harlem and moved to Queens in his young adulthood. He attended Murry Bergtraum High School and always had an interest in music.
New York University is a well known private university in New York City. It was established in 1831, by Albert Gallatin and is in Greenwich Village, NY. They have campuses across the globe, including Paris, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Berlin and Buenos Aires. They have thousands of applicants each year and have granted many with degrees. Q-Tip will begin teaching the seven-class course at New York University in the fall of 2018. He will teach in the NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts.
Since classes at NYU are taken in two sessions, students will listen, investigate and research the musical genres of jazz and hip-hop. They will also perform, compose and produce works related to this style of music. Q-Tip plans to discuss Jazz’s influence on hip-hop to eager students. He is excited about the opportunity to share his knowledge of the music industry. He will discuss the artists that have had a major impact on the industry, including the Last Poets, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar.
Q-Tip will join the alumni of New York University and add his hands-on experience in the classroom. He will bring his authenticity and real-life knowledge to the students of NYU.