A perfect opportunity to be inspired by your favorite artist doesn’t always rely on their music; sometimes it’s in the words they have to say. Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture series taught us that. Since 1998, Red Bull Music Academy has been providing reasons for us to keep coming back; artists including MF Doom, Q Tip, D’Angelo, and Questlove have all graced an audience with their dropped dimes of knowledge and motivation. This year is no different.

“A Conversation with A$AP Rocky” is one of the many highlights to illuminate the line-up of events for this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Festival. The schedule of events was announced today (Mar. 9), along with concerts, other lectures, club events, and workshops that will take over NYC for the month of May. FKA Twigs, George Clinton, and Venus X will all be involved in the annual event.