Elijah joins London's School of Oriental and African Studies as community fellow

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  • The grime veteran starts at the institution's music department in autumn for a three-year term.
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  • Butterz cofounder and former Resident Advisor guest editor Elijah has joined London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) as an honorary academic staff member. Starting this autumn, the label head and producer will give guest lectures at the university's music department over the next three years under the title of community fellow. He will be working closely with Caspar Melville, senior lecturer in global creative and cultural industries. Speaking to RA, Elijah explained how his "yellow squares project"—a series of tweets summarising insights on the music industry and presented in Butterz' iconic colour palette—has garnered significant interest from the educational sector. It's "put my writing in front of a lot of teachers, lectures and students and I've been invited many places to speak about them, but this is the first recognition above that, where they want the conversation to build on the work I'm doing publicly," he said. The SOAS position "will give me a space to build on the ideas I've been putting out there, and turn them into lectures and more long-form educational pieces," he continued. Follow Elijah on Twitter for updates, and revisit some of the features during his guest editorship, including pieces on artist teams, promoter costs and MCs.