Last week, we learned that Swizz Beatz was named the first Producer in Residence at New York University's Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music. According to NYU, Swizz will host group lectures and provide students with songwriting critiques, among other things. We're ready to sign up just to have Professor Beatz read our name off the attendance sheet so we can totally be all like, "It's me, bitches!" As of late, it seems like hip-hop is more college-friendly than ever before; entire classes are dedicated to studying Tupac, and more than a few rappers are stepping up to the chalkboard. In honor of Swizzy's new gig, we had to study our lessons and put together Large Professors: When Rappers Teach Classes. IT'S
SHOWTIME STUDY TIME!