Lupe Fiasco Will Teach A Rap Course At MIT
Lupe Fiasco confirms that he will be teaching a rap course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The rapper announced the intention in a tweet with few information provided.
“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,” Fiasco shared in the tweet.
According to HipHopDX, in response to a fan who accused Fiasco of assisting students in obtaining a “useless” degree, the rapper shot back in a since-deleted tweet: “Syllabus isn’t built yet but I’m thinking its fruit to be had in looking at neuromorphic computation through the lens of Rap as a lossless data compression model with a dash of energy efficiency via refining Landauer’s principle applied to cytoarchitectonics. And some rapping…”
The news comes as Fiasco prepares to release his new album, Drill Music In Zion. During a release day announcement earlier this week, he revealed the project’s cover image. The artwork is identical to that of his last album, Tetsuo & Youth. On June 24, keep an eye out for Drill Music In Zion.
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