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Lupe Fiasco to become rap lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Lupe Fiasco has been announced as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology.

The rapper has been revealed as a surprise name for their MLK Visiting Professor Program for the forthcoming academic year. He is one of three guest teachers at the institute alongside theatre expert Eunice Ferreira and documentary maker Louis Massiah.

“I been holding this for a while,” he tweeted on Friday (May 20) to announce the news. “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.”

Fiasco went into more detail about his plans and outlined the blueprint of his syllabus in a now-deleted tweet. He wrote: “Syllabus isn’t built yet but I’m thinking its fruit to be had in looking at neuromorphic computation through the lens of Rap as a lossless data compression model with a dash of energy efficiency via refining Landauer’s principle applied to cytoarchitectonics. And some rapping.”

Interestingly, Fiasco has a history with the prestigious college, and he was previously administered with running their programming competition Code Cypher.

Additionally, on top of the news regarding the teaching placement, Lupe has also announced his new album DRILL MUSIC IN ZION will be released on June 24th.