T.I. has partnered with Clark Atlanta University to teach a course of Business of Trap Music.
Tip will be taking the class for the CAU undergraduate students this Fall in collaboration with Presidential Leadership Scholar and hip-hop aficionado, Dr. Melva K. Williams. According to the press release, the class will focus on the history of the popular sub-genre of hip-hop music and its cultural phenomenon that involves a variety of art forms.
“HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions,” said T.I. “Our national HBCUs continue to underscore the fact that we have always had to do more with less. I am excited to be partnering with Clark Atlanta University in my hometown – Atlanta.”
“I applaud their innovative approach to ensuring their students are educated beyond the traditional textbook curriculum. I am honored to lend my voice and unique experiences to the betterment of today’s young people and to do my part to lift the legacy of historical black colleges and universities across the nation,” T.I. added.
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President George T. French Jr. said: “In higher education it is important that we challenge, empower and equip our students with the proper resources to excel. I believe the best way to do this is to understand their culture and create life-long experiences that will not only motivate our scholars but present them with opportunities to help them become globally competitive.”