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Farida Dawkins April 10, 2018

Q-Tip…Double J

Q-Tip, of A Tribe Called Quest is set to serve as a co-instructor for a New York University. Q-Tip and Professor Ashley Kahn will be teaching a seven-class course this fall that will examine the relationship between jazz and hip-hop. The class will be taught at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts.

According to NYU, “Each class session is divided into two: students will complete focused readings and undertake listening and viewing assignments to investigate the social, cultural, musical, and business aspects of the relationships between jazz and hip-hop. The second half of each class focuses on musicianship, performance, composition, and production with students completing in-class and out-of-class assignments under Q-Tip’s mentorship, investigating compositional and studio choices at the nexus of hip-hop and jazz, and working collaboratively to create, refine, and produce their own original musical works.”


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