Higher Learning: 10 Rappers Who Graduated From College

- By Bossip Staff
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It’s not cool to be smart in today’s FAWK SKOOL society but many of your favorite rappers were college students before dropping out like Kanye to chase their dreams.

Here are ten rappers who graduated from college. Take a look.

J. Cole-New York-WENN

J. Cole, Bachelor’s in Communications with a minor in Business from St. John’s University.

David Banner-New York-WENN

David Banner, Business degree from Southern University.

Ludacris-New York-WENN

Ludacris, Music Management degree from Georgia State University.

Ice Cube-Westwood-WENN

Ice Cube, Architecture degree from Phoenix Institute of Technology (allegedly).

Ryan Leslie-New Jersey-WENN

Ryan Leslie, Government & Economics degree from Harvard University.


M.I.A., degree in fine art, video and film from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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    Talib Kweli-New York-WENN

    Talib Kweli, Experimental Theatre degree from NYU.

    Public Enemy's Chuck D-Beverly Hills-WENN

    Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Graphic Design degree from Adelphi University.


    Guru of Gang Starr, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College.


    Phonte of Little Brother & The Foreign Exchange, Bachelor’s in English from North Carolina Central University.

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