The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment continues to grow!
Billboard reports that 9th Wonder will join the school as a visiting professor and artist in residence.
As an acclaimed R&B/Hip-Hop producer, 9th Wonder will teach courses in Hip-Hop history along with the making of an album utilizing his current research in connection with the Loeb Library at Harvard University.
He also brings a plethora of personal experiences to the table for the role.
“Music changed my life and opened doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined, so it’s only right that we impart our knowledge to help the next generation of ambitious leaders,” said 9th Wonder in a statement to Billboard. “I’m truly honored to teach at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment and look forward to equipping these students with the tools to break barriers in their own lives and careers.”
Some of his early credits include production work on Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” and Destiny Child’s “Destiny Fulfilled.”
9th Wonder has worked with artists that include Drake, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Kendrick Lamar.
This isn’t his first rodeo when it comes to the world of academia either. 9th Wonder has taught at Duke University and Harvard University and has also served as an artist in residence at North Carolina Central University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia.
Most recently the music school’s faculty has added jazz saxophonist Sam Newsome and baritone vocalist Colin Levin to its roster.
“We’re thrilled to welcome such an esteemed group of musicians to serve as lecturers at the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment,” Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said in a statement. “Their collective wisdom and versatility will be essential to ensuring that the students receive a well-rounded education.”
AfroTech previously reported that The Roc Nation School — housed at Long Island University in Jay-Z’s hometown of Brooklyn — offers the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship to 25 percent of enrolled students for a debt-free education.