Ludacris Set to Mentor Students at Georgia State University

The rapper and actor is going back to school
Ludacris speaks onstage
Photo credit Kevin Winter / Staff

Ludacris is returning to Georgia State University, but this time as the artist-in-residence. The GRAMMY-winning star is joining the school’s Creative Media Industries Institute, to mentor students and lend his talents to the school where he studied music management 20 years ago.

“Georgia State is one of the most innovative and diverse universities in the country,” the rapper and actor shared in a statement. “I couldn’t imagine a better place to work with students than CMII.”

The school confirms that Luda will focus his teachings on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries. Both of which he’s risen to the top of, with over 20 million records sold and box office numbers that rank among the best of all time, thanks to The Fast and the Furious series. According to the release, he’s currently shooting the ninth installment of the franchise which will be released in 2020, and plans to drop his 10th studio solo album next year.

The Creative Media Industries Institute started in 2014, in an effort to prepare students for careers within Atlanta’s film and music industries, and beyond.

The Georgia State University position is just the latest in a line of good for artist. Last year it was reported that Ludacris also had a habit of also casually paying for people’s groceries.

In 2001, he founded The Ludacris Foundation, to serve youth and families. You can find more information about his organization here.

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