Lupe Fiasco is going to be a college professor. Not only will Lupe get the chance to put together a course on rap music, but he will do it at one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was announced on Friday that Lupe Fiasco will join the MIT staff as a part of its MLK Visiting Professor program.

The “Kick, Push” rapper has been waiting to share the news for a while. He finally did yesterday in the form of a tweet. Lupe said the situation held a lot of gravity.

“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”

The Chicago native rose to fame when he was discovered by Kanye West. Lupe remixed Ye’s ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ and quickly became a trusted associate of West. From there, his career took off.

Lupe Fiasco has been active in the game for over twenty years. Very few rappers have had more distinguished careers. Now, he plans to share that knowledge with students at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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