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​Q-Tip is teaching a class on jazz and hip-hop at NYU this Fall

The course explores the “under-appreciated connection” between the two genres

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 9 April 2018
​Q-Tip is teaching a class on jazz and hip-hop at NYU this Fall

A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip will be joining NYU’s teaching staff this coming Fall to teach a course on the “intertwined relationship between jazz and hip-hop” at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Teaching the course with music journalist Ashley Kahn, Q-Tip will teach his class about the historical, social and musical significance of both genres while simultaneously giving his students the opportunity to produce original music that ties the two sonic worlds together.

Q-Tip is one of the pioneering hip-hop stalwarts to first use a heavy jazz connection in his celebrated hip-hop production. “I couldn’t be more excited to share with the students what I know and I look forward to them also teaching me,” says Q-Tip in a statement published on NYU’s website. “Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved.”

Further exploring his connection to Jazz, Q-Tip will star as Miles Davis in the new play My Funny Valentine. Learn more here

Cameron is Mixmag's US Digital Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter here