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Rap Icon Nas Wants To School You On Hip-Hop Storytelling With Virtual Platform MasterClass

Lyrical genius Nas has had music pumping through his veins for over 30 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. O n Wednesday, he revealed his newest partnership with MasterClass — an online platform for seasoned professionals to share their expertise — which is set to begin Oct. 14. The opportunity is a dream come true for the rapper, who at an early age was inspired by Motown and desired to learn more about the music industry outside of the business aspect. Now, as a pioneer, he isn’t comfortable simply existing within the music industry, but he wants to provide opportunities to open the door for new artists. According to Complex, Nas shared: “ MasterClass is a great thing for people to get the inside scoop on what’s going on with artists, producers, actors, and people. I think it’s dope that we take time out of our lives to sit down and think about what it took for us to get here, and think about our journey...

Oct 8, 2021

Issa Rae Launches Digital Course For Aspiring Creators Seeking Hollywood Success

Issa Rae is the latest celebrity to forge a partnership with educational streaming platform MasterClass. The Emmy-nominated actress, writer, and producer announced this week that she’s teaming up with MasterClass — the e-learning company that offers a lineup of celebrity-led courses — to debut her first online course sharing her journey “creating outside the lines” in Hollywood, Variety reports. Through a series of 14 video lessons, Rae will discloses how she’s navigated Hollywood as a Black creator, and share an inside look behind her do-it-yourself method to help others take their creative ideas to the next level.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Issa Rae (@issarae) Lessons in Rae’s online course include finding your voice, developing your story, creating a pilot series, collaborating with others, and diversifying your skills, plus more. According to MasterClass, Rae also breaks down scenes from her breakout web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” as...

Jan 15, 2021

Alicia Keys Announces Digital Songwriting Class to Create Opportunities For Aspiring Music Artists

Alicia Keys — 15-time Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter — is putting her talents to good use and spreading the wealth of music knowledge to aspiring artists. According to Variety , Keys has promised to share her approach to songwriting with the masses through her newly-launched online-video class, which shares over 19 lessons and three-plus hours of visual learning content. Keys launched her class on MasterClass, a streaming platform that has various courses led by celebrities and experts alike. The platform offers an annual $180 subscription plan and full access to the platform’s catalog of 90-plus classes. According to an announcement from MasterClass, the legendary singer is inviting users into her studio to walk them through her entire songwriting and producing process for creating heartfelt music with authentic emotion. “Alicia is simply a legend,” said David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass, in a statement. “She appeals to and unites her audience with empathy...

Nov 25, 2020