Lupe Fiasco has announced that he is set to teach a course on rap at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While keeping details sparse, the rapper announced the plan in a post on Twitter, Friday.
"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 revealed in the tweet.
In response to a follower who accused Fiasco of helping students get a “useless” degree, the rapper fired back in a since-deleted tweet, according to HipHopDX: “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…”
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The announcement comes ahead of the release of Fiasco's newest album, Drill Music In Zion. He shared the cover art for the project during a release day reveal, earlier this week. The artwork is done in a similar style to his other album, Tetsuo & Youth. Be on the lookout for Drill Music In Zion on June 24.
Check out Fiasco's announcement below.