afrika bambaataa*One of the pioneers of hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa, is now a visiting scholar at Cornell University after being appointed to a three year term.

The appointment announced Tuesday was made by Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection in conjunction with the Ivy League school’s music department, reports the AP.

The university’s library contains the largest national archive on hip hop culture, according to Cornell officials.

Bambaataa will visit the Ithaca, New York campus several days each year.