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Q-Tip Co-Teaching Course On Connection Between Jazz & Hip-Hop At NYU

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Legendary rapper, producer and musician, Q-Tip will join Grammy-winning journalist, producer and writer Ashley Jahn at NYU to teach a course on the connection and relationship between jazz and hip-hop.

This will be one of the first in the world that focuses on the direct connection between hip-hop and jazz. The two genres have grown closer together in the past several years, notably with projects like Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and artists such as Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Bilal and Kamasi Washington.

“I couldn’t be more excited to share with the students what I know and I look forward to them also teaching me. Teaching is an exchange of sharing and receiving for all involved,” said Q-Tip in a statement on NYU’s website.

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The seven course class will study the unique relationship between jazz and hip-hop starting with artists in the 1970s, 80s and 90s such as The Last Poets, Stetsasonic, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, and Kendrick Lamar.

Get more info on the course here.

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