The Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts named Swizz Beatz its first Producer in Residence effective immediately. Davis and Swizz previously partnered through Swizz’s Full Surface imprint, which was a joint venture with J Records—which Davis founded.
“Swizz Beatz’ amazing track record as an artist and producer, coupled with his commitment to education, makes him the ideal role model for our students,” said Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music Chair, Jeffrey Rabhan. “We consider it a great honor to have him involved with this unique program.”
According to NYU, Swizz will be charged with the task to “guide students through a variety of portals, including one-on-one sessions, group lectures, songwriting critiques, and mentoring.” NYU listed Swizz’ mainstream success as a producer for DMX, Jay-Z, Beyonce and T.I. as a motivating factor in addition to his philanthropic efforts.
“I’m excited to be able to take my many years of experience in the music business and use it as an example to instruct students,” Swizz said in a prepared statement. “The invitation from Mr. Davis and Professor Rabhan is humbling and I’m honored.”