Questlove Is Now An NYU Professor

Guess Who's Now A NYU Professor?
Musician Questlove from the band The Roots, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in New York. Questlove's band, The Roots, the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," must now run their song choices by NBC after the band performed an off-color song during an appearance by GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)
Musician Questlove from the band The Roots, poses for a portrait, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 in New York. Questlove's band, The Roots, the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," must now run their song choices by NBC after the band performed an off-color song during an appearance by GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri)

NYU just got slightly more exciting.

Questlove (or ?uestlove, or Amir Thompson), drummer for The Roots (or Jimmy Fallon's house band), will soon be a professor at New York University. The class he's teaching? Well, it sounds AWESOME (and we say that as jaded chroniclers of university of classes).

MTV.com has more:

?uestlove and Universal Music’s Harry Weinger are teaching a class called "Classic Albums" at the Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. The class will take an in-depth look at how certain albums were able to stand the test of time, breaking down music, lyrics, production, business aspects, and more.

What might those classic albums be? According to Billboard, "the class is expected to look at albums by Sly & The Family Stone ('Stand!, There's A Riot Goin' On'), Aretha Franklin ('Lady Soul'), Led Zeppelin ('IV), Prince ('Dirty Mind'), Michael Jackson ('Off The Wall'), and the Beastie Boys ('Paul's Boutique')."

Questlove is not the only celebrity professor. James Franco is teaching a class at the University of Southern California this year, and Todd Rundgren taught for two weeks at Indiana University last year. Check out some more in the slideshow below:

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