Beyoncé’s Dad Could Be Your Professor

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm.

Mathew Knowles helped turn Beyoncé into a superstar, and he could help you learn how to do it too!

Mathew Knowles (or maybe Professor Knowles to you) has been sharing his expertise over the years at Texas Southern University and is back to teach his third semester. He’ll be drawing on years of experience, from quitting his job of two decades in corporate America to becoming the president and CEO of Music World Entertainment, to give his students a behind-the-scenes look at how to make it in the music industry.

Nuggets of wisdom you can expect while studying under the man behind the music:

*”Our failure rate is so, so huge in the music industry. First, if you get that major record deal. Then it’s, if you get that album completed. Then, if you get the single at radio. And then, if you get the album in the stores.”

*”If you don’t get a standing ovation when you perform, then you know you’re not good enough yet.”

        *”A lot of folks don’t understand the practice, the practice, the practice, the practice that’s required to be the best at this.”

        Class is in session! Watch below.

        Would you take Papa Knowles’ class? If you’re already enrolled, tell us about it!

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