Posted in hiphop | music on October 19, 2012

Questlove @ PS1 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Questo

"Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson will soon be adding another job to his exhaustive list of titles: professor. The Roots' drummer will be joining Universal Music Enterprises vice president of A&R and Grammy winning reissues producer Harry Weinger to co-teach a course titled 'Classic Albums' at the Clive Davis Institue for Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts this coming Spring semester.

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, according to Jason King, associate professor of recorded music and head of history and criticism at the Institute, who confirmed the course. [Billboard]

Questlove DJs Saturday night at Tribeca Grand Hotel.

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Comments (32)

I'd be super thrilled if I was some parent paying 50k a year so my kid could take dumb fuck classes like this.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 3:43 PM

RIP David S. Ware.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 3:52 PM

Does anyone know if Questlove has a large cock?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 3:56 PM

What I can handle and what I'll flick the bean to are two different things.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 4:21 PM

I hope they will cover Slanted and Enchanted in that class.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 4:41 PM

Does teaching make you a professor?
I thought you earn this title by actually studying first.

Posted by ME | October 19, 2012 4:48 PM

So much for math and science.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 4:53 PM

Seriously? A story about someone who works hard, is a great musician, plays with great groups, is absurdly accessible for his level of talent, and the anonymous commenters still find something negative to say?

Posted by Steven | October 19, 2012 4:55 PM

Has more to do w/ NYU than the aforementioned talent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 4:58 PM

Not nearly as accessible as Junior Samples.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 5:01 PM

What about the Jazz?!?!?!

Posted by Bill | October 19, 2012 5:02 PM

I may have to sign up for the Clive Davis Institue for Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts after I get out of SUNY Purchase. After 7 years that James Lipton class is getting kind of old, and I've already seen the stars I wanted to see interviewed. I'll just have to check with my dad to make sure he's cool with the transfer.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 7:13 PM

Can anyone recommend a good cooking class? I tried to make some homemade hummus today and it was all runny. Perhaps one of the fellows from animal collective is teaching?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 8:07 PM

Questo's heart is in the right place, but he doesn't know nearly as much canonical rock as he thinks he does. Don't get me wrong, dude is a scholar about a lot of things, but everyone has their niche, and based on the albums he'll presumably end up covering, having a guy that just recently heard "Pet Sounds" teaching said class is a little off the mark.

That being said, the stuff he knows he knows DEEPLY, and I'd happily find out my foot was in my mouth, and the whole class is about "Here My Dear" and unreleased Prince.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 8:31 PM

^ "Questo"
Yeah, I'm sure that you are "tight" the man, and that you are fun to be with.
We should hang out brah. Let's do it!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 8:49 PM

Will the entire class be about Purple Rain?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:15 PM

I thought the review staff at Pitchfork knew more about classic albums than anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:26 PM

^No, they know more about GOOD classic albums.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 1:45 AM

oh Steven knows how big it is

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 8:05 AM

"Yo teach, play some Skrewdriver!"

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 9:17 AM

Is it bigger then te radius of a robust hummus platter?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 9:19 AM

here 9:17, I fixed it for ya ....

""Yo Questo, play some Skrewdriver!""

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 9:36 AM

I'm glad that lyrics will be studied, because every 'seminal' album in history has important lyrics. It's also very important to know how they were marketed, because great albums wouldn't be great if it weren't for someone telling us how great they are.

Posted by Very Interested Student | October 20, 2012 10:36 AM

Not to be a hater, but anyone who takes this "class" is a straight-up, trust fund 1%'er whitebread asshole...or one of the three mulatto kids with scholarships.

On a lighter note, I like that Roots album where the MC raps about the hardships of being black...you know, THAT one.

Posted by Cusp | October 20, 2012 12:23 PM

^ I like the one with the n/i/g/g/e/r on it. Which one is that again?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2012 7:20 PM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 6:27 PM

is that rick rubin or the singer of counting crows with straightened hair?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 9:28 AM

How is this class gonna help get anyone anywhere in the real word?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 9:34 AM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 15, 2012 4:52 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

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