T.I. To Teach “Business Of Trap Music” At Clark Atlanta University
T.I. is well-known for his music and acting throughout the years—but now he’s adding higher education to his resume. It has just been announced that T.I. is set for Clark Atlanta University, where he will teach a class this fall about the financial aspects of trap music.
According to @Billboard, T.I. is officially taking his talents to historic HBCU Clark Atlanta University in fall 2020. He is reportedly scheduled to teach he business of trap music at Clark Atlanta alongside renowned hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams. The brand new undergraduate course will mesh the history of trap music with the economics behind its meteoric rise to becoming a staple in the 21st-century hip hop scene.
Speaking about the surprising academic opportunity, T.I. had this to say:
“I’m excited to share my experiences and whatever resources or information I have that can be an asset for the future. Drugs have existed for as long as humans have been on earth and music has existed for quite some time as well. The commonality that threads the two together is what makes trap music a dominant force in culture today.”
Additionally, Clark Atlanta University also announced its plans to honor the life of Rayshard Brooks by extending a scholarship offer to each of his four children when they are old enough to head off to college.
During a recent conversation with Clark Atlanta University President George T. French, T.I. said, “What we concluded is if everyone does a little, nobody has to do a lot. We’re doing all we can as a community to uplift the [Brooks] family here in Atlanta. If something happens to one of us, it could happen to any of us.”