In Celebration Of Graduation Day: Our Favorite Musicians With Degrees

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’tis the season of caps, gowns, and diplomas! Many of you are going to be graduating very soon! We want to say congratulations to you all and remind you that you’re in good company!

We did a little digging and came up with a list of our favorite musicians who have college degrees, including Ludacris, M.I.A., Young MC, Chuck D and more – and some of the fields that these artists studied in might surprise you!

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Karmin
Street Cred: Viral sensations made famous by Amy’s tongue twisting raps and pop song covers
University: Berklee School of Music
Degree: Amy – Professional Music, Nick – Trombone

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Chris Martin
Street Cred: Coldplay lead singer, Husband of Gwyneth Paltrow.
University: University College London
Degree: B.A. with honors, Ancient History

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Ludacris
Street Cred: Insanely prolific rapper, founder of “Disturbing tha Peace”, a part of Def Jam Recordings
University: Georgia State University
Degree: B.A., Degree in Business.

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M.I.A.
Street Cred: Stongtress, Rapper of “Paper Planes” and more
University: Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Degree: B.F.A., Fine art, Film, and Video

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John Legend
Street Cred: Sultry R&B singer and songwriter.
University: University of Pennsylvania
Degree: B.A., English

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Rivers Cuomo
Street Cred: Lead singer of famed rock band Weezer
University: Harvard (!)
Degree: B.A., English

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Young MC
Street Cred: Rapper of “Bust a Move” fame
University: USC
Degree: B.A., Economics

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Aloe Blacc
Street Cred: Indie rapper of “I Need a Dollar” fame
University: USC
Degree: B.A., Linguistics and Psychology

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Gregg Gillis
Street Cred: Known the world over as “Girl Talk”. Pioneer of the mashup craze.
University: Case Western Reserve University
Degree: B.A., Biomedical Engineering (!)

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Chuck D
Street Cred: Legendary member of Public Enemy
University: Adelphi University, Long Island.
Degree: B.A., Graphic Design


-Robyn Luttrell, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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