Tariq Cherif wearing a dark jacket in front of a painted green brick wall.

USC Thornton hip-hop class receives guest visit from Rolling Loud festival co-founder, Tariq Cherif

The students of MUSC 320, a hip-hop course taught by USC Thornton faculty members Sean Nye and Jae Deal, left class on February 2 elated after a guest visit from Tariq Cherif. Cherif, the co-founder of Rolling Loud music festival, led a presentation and Q&A from 6-7 p.m. in Taper Hall. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, Cherif surprised the entire class with complimentary tickets to Rolling Loud. The festival, featuring Playboi Carti, Travis Scott and Future as headliners this year, will take place March 3-5 in Inglewood, California.

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