Ludacris added another bullet point to his résumé, because it was recently announced that he’s been named artist-in-residence at Georgia State University.
He’ll take on the new role for the school’s Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and will start this fall. The rapper, actor and businessman will work closely with students on “entrepreneurship in the music and film industries” and be a mentor.
In fact, the overall goal of the program is to prepare students for Atlanta’s exploding entertainment industry.
Because besides having several years of experience in the TV, film and music industries, Ludacris also attended Georgia State University from 1998-1999, where he studied music management. And according to CMII’s executive director, all of that makes him the perfect person for the role.
“Chris is an incredibly talented artist and has so much industry knowledge to share,” said Brennen Dicker in a press release, referring to Ludacris by his given name, Chris Bridges. “We are excited to see how our students and really the entire institute will benefit from this great new partnership.”
Ludacris also issued a statement and said “Georgia State is one of the most innovative and diverse universities in the country. I couldn’t imagine a better place to work with students than CMII.”
The new gig comes on the heels of Georgia State University’s College of Law creating a course called “The Legal Life of Ludacris” earlier this year, which is taught by attorney Moraima “Mo” Ivory at the downtown Atlanta school.
The course teaches students the ins and outs of the various contracts within the entertainment industry.
As for his job as an actor and rapper, Ludacris reportedly will drop his tenth studio album in 2020. Plus he’s set to star in the next “The Fast and the Furious” film, also due out next year.