|Professors Harry Weingar... and Questlove.|
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band member, and, most importantly, the fiery drums behind the genre-defining group, the Roots. Questlove has made a name for himself with all the attributes listed and much, much more (if his 2 million plus followers on Twitter are any indication
), but he has never been referred to as Professor Questlove. That's about to change next semester at NYU.
According to Billboard
, the Roots drummer will be taking up a spring position in the Clive Davis School for Recorded Music at NYU's famously celebrity-clad Tisch School for the Performing Arts. The class? Classic Albums, in which Questlove will co-teach with Grammy-winning producer Harry Weinger young music students what makes an album classic
and why those albums live on for generations. Or a seminar where Questlove talks about the dopest albums ever made (Beastie Boys, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin included).
The registration for this is going to be like a Walmart opening on Black Friday.
The idea came into fruition a few months ago when the 2012 Pop Conference was held at NYU. Weinger interviewed
Questlove about re-releases and other trends in the changing music industry. Someone must've mentioned Michael Jackson's Bad
to these two, and then the magic started to happen.
Questlove will be heading into a department where this kind of thing is normal, though. Clive Davis has a reputation for acquiring the music makers of the day: Swiss Beatz was its artist-in-residence for some time, Stevie Wonder showed up to a class that Weinger taught and dedicated to Wonder's music, and a handful of other music aficionados fill the ranks of the school. At almost $60,000 a year per student, you can do a lot
with all that money
And it looks like Questlove is already attuning to his new title:
What was that about NYU 2031?