Tay Keith Is Now an Honorary Professor at His Alma Mater

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Tay Keith has become an honorary professor at his alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University.

The Grammy-nominated producer took to Instagram on Thursday to share photographs of him in a recording studio talking with young people and holding his honorary certificates. 

“From the days I was struggling in class failing trying to get candidacy for the college of recording industry to coming back and becoming a honorary professor show you that hard work with passion pay off,” wrote the producer of smashes like Lil Baby’s “Never Recover,” Drake’s “Nonstop,” and BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive.”

Tay continued: “S/O my alma mater acknowledging me and my team and letting me come educate and motivate the youngins who in the same shoes i was in just a few years ago. Respect always been some thats earned and it aint given and real ones always win in the end.”

Drumatized Records—Tay Keith’s label—is also beginning an internship program with MTSU which opened a new recording studio, where college students will get the chance to work instantly with Drumatized and its govt workers on studying about the music industry enterprise via royalty splits, publishing, BMI submissions, and more. A rep for Drumatized told Complex that within the spring Keith and the label might be giving college students a particular experience of visiting completely different cities to work with artists and producers as properly.

This accomplishment reflects something Tay Keith told Complex again in 2019 when discussing what’s subsequent for him after music. “When I hit 50, I want to go be a professor. So, hopefully I have my degrees by then. You know, mature. Get a little bit older and shit, realize some more things, be a bit more wiser, and get my degrees. I’ll be a professor,” he said.

According to MTSU’s web site, Keith graduated from the Murfreesboro-based faculty in 2018 with levels in built-in research and media administration, the same yr he became Grammy-nominated for his work on Travis Scott’s Astroworld lower “Sicko Mode.”

“There wouldn’t be any point for me to come to college if I didn’t want to finish it—I could have just focused 100% on music. By my last week of college, I had my first number-one single, so it didn’t make any sense to drop out,” he told Middle Tennessee State in an interview.

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