Former No Limit rapstress Mia X went from the booth, to the kitchen and now to the classroom as she adds another title to her professional resume. The Hip-Hop legend has joined the faculty of the esteemed Loyola University in New Orleans as a professor of Hip-Hop Studies.
She recently posted a photo of her faculty ID on her Instagram with the caption, “Who would have thought that I would indeed become a rapper make a career out of what I truly LOVE. AND 31 years after high school I am teaching Hip Hop. A genre of music that the world believed was a fad at a major university in my city!!!!! Thank you God and I promise to do my best ❤.”
Since her days with No Limit, Mia X went on to become a respected chef in her hometown and has recently released her long-awaited memoir ‘Things My Grandma Told Me, Things My Grandma Showed Me’. The memoir is a dedication to her “Mamaw”, that combines stories with Mia’s own recipes and creative twists on famous New Orleans staples.
In an interview with Very Local, Mia reveals how her grandmother still plays a huge role in her kitchen. “Whenever I’m in the kitchen, I’m always thinking about my mama and grandmother,” Mia said. “I’m always thinking about them, the ladies in my family who cooked. Who cooked through joy, who cooked through pain. So, when I’m going through something, I lean on them.”
Congratulations Mia X on pursuing her dreams as an educator and thank you for teaching the upcoming generation the REAL history of hip hop music and culture. ✊?