T.I. to teach 'Business of Trap Music' at Clark Atlanta

  • T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif.

    T.I. onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Associated Press

  • Rapper T.I. hugs a family member of Rayshard Brooks during protests, Saturday, June 13, 2020, near the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant's drive-thru line in Atlanta.

    Rapper T.I. hugs a family member of Rayshard Brooks during protests, Saturday, June 13, 2020, near the Wendy's restaurant where Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant's drive-thru line in Atlanta. Associated Press

  • American rapper T.I. consoles Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks, at the conclusion of his funeral in Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Atlanta. Brooks, 27, died June 12 after being shot by an officer in a Wendy'šs parking lot. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

    American rapper T.I. consoles Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks, at the conclusion of his funeral in Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Atlanta. Brooks, 27, died June 12 after being shot by an officer in a Wendy'šs parking lot. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool) Associated Press

 
 
Posted6/29/2020 7:00 AM

ATLANTA -- Atlanta rapper T.I. will soon be adding educator to his resume.

T.I will join hip-hop scholar Dr. Melva K. Williams at Clark Atlanta University this fall to teach the 'œBusiness of Trap Music," news outlets reported.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The course will focus on the origin, culture and business of trap music, according to the university.

T.I., also known as Clifford Harris, said he's excited to work with Atlanta's historically Black colleges and universities, and their 'œinnovative approach' to providing an education 'œbeyond the traditional textbook curriculum.'

These schools have been vital in the community 'œand have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions,' he added.

Trap music is a down South staple. The sub-genre of hip hop is cemented in Atlanta culture and can be seen at T.I.'s 'œTrap Music Museum," which has become a popular destination for tourists and fans alike, news outlets reported.

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