T.I. to Teach ‘Business of Trap Music’ Class at HBCU

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is partnering with Clark Atlanta University to share his knowledge of the music industry with undergraduate students this fall.

The rapper, producer and entrepreneur will be tag teaming with hip-hop scholar, Dr. Melva K. Williams, to teach a class titled the “Business of Trap Music.”

“HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions,” T.I. said in a press release. “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.”

Trap Music is a sub-genre of hip-hop. While trap is popular, Clark Atlanta University wants to explore the business side of the genre.

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“I applaud their innovative approach to ensuring their students are educated beyond the traditional textbook curriculum,” T.I. added. “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.”

Williams is a long-time educator, HBCU advocate, and co-founder for the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.). She enlisted T.I. to offer students insight on his life, career and entrepreneurial success.