*Music producer, rapper and newlywed Swizz Beatz has been named the first producer-in-residence at NYU’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts.
New York University said the appointment for the current academic year is immediate, reports the Associated Press. Beatz will offer students one-on-one sessions, group lectures, songwriting critiques and mentoring.
Born Kasseem Dean and married to Alicia Keys, the South Bronx native has created hit songs for such artists as Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Metallica and Jay-Z.
The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music provides professional business and artistic training toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.