Swizz Beatz is getting a late start to the school year. He was recently named NYU’s first producer-in-residence at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts. The star producer will provide students with one-on-one sessions, group lectures and mentoring. For any student hoping to break into the business, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just think of the invaluable advice to be soaked up and don’t even get us started on the potential guest lecturers: wifey Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, etc. On the flip side, let’s hope he’s giving the students their money’s worth and sharing the difficulties of breaking into the business and his own hardships he faced trying to get started. Now, if NYU can get Beyonce to do dance lessons and Jennifer Hudson to do voice lessons they may be on to something… What star would you want to take lessons from?

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