Students enrolled at NYU’s Classic Albums course will now be calling ?uestlove, Professor ?uesto. Billboard announced this morning that The Roots’ drummer will be co-teaching the course with Grammy winning producer, Harry Weinger
The two credit class will focus on the concept of what it means for something to be called classic or seminal, as well as take a close look at the music, lyrics, production, business aspects — such as promotion and marketing — that informed the release and reception of the album, and try to provide a context as to why these albums have stood the test of time.
“We wanted to bring [?uestlove] in because we felt he should really be a professor; in a lot of ways he already is an informal, unofficial professor, not just in hip hop but in music in general,” King told Billboard.biz. “He’s one of the smartest people in music, besides being a fantastic musician. We thought [this class] would speak to his strengths.”
Awesome. What do you think about the new course?