Clifford “T.I.” Harris has announced that he will be teaching a course with Dr. Melva K. Williams at Clark Atlanta University this academic year. The duo will bring together their efforts in order to teach students about the business of trap music. Ultimately, Harris and Williams hope to put together an “innovative undergraduate course” that will explore the intersections trap music and economics.
“HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions,” the Grammy winner stated.
#CAUToday Clark Atlanta University Partners with Grammy Award Winning Artist, Actor & Entrepreneur @Tip and @DrMelvaWilliams to Bring an Understanding of the Origin, Culture and Business of Trap Music to the University > https://t.co/ybcvDoB8po#WeAreCAU #ComeGetSomeCAU pic.twitter.com/a7XuU4B9BU
— Clark Atlanta Univ. (@CAU) June 23, 2020
Our national HBCUs continue to underscore the fact that we have always had to do more with less. I am excited to be partnering with Clark Atlanta University in my hometown – Atlanta,” he continued.
At the moment, it is unclear if the class will take place in person or online. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to threaten the health of our country, academic endeavors are very much up in the air.