Lupe Fiasco to Teach Hip-Hop Class at MIT

Lupe Fiasco attends the 2013 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is headed to college, as a professor.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Friday the Grammy-winning rapper is joining the school’s MLK Visiting Professor Program for the 2022-23 academic year.

The rapper and producer, real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, will work with MIT professor Nick Montfort to “engage the MIT community at the intersection of rap, computing, and activism,” MIT said on its website.

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Lupe, 40, shared the news about his new position on Twitter Friday, after MIT announced he would be joining the school.

“I been holding this for a while. I’ll put together something more sophisticated later that really captures the nuance and gravity but for now I’ll just say it straight and raw: I’m going to teach Rap at @MIT,” Lupe tweeted.

“The Show Goes On” and “Daydreamin'” rapper previously spent time at the school as a 2020-21 Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.

Lupe joins other hip hop stars who have shared their experiences in the music industry with college students, including T.I. who taught a “Business of Trap Music” class at Clark Atlanta University.