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arcane
08-04-2005, 05:16 PM
I remember reading an article a little while back (I think it may have been on hiphopdx.com) talking about emcees who go/have gone to college/university. They mentioned that David Banner was a college grad which surprised me. They also mentioned that Phonte of Little Brother went to college, and Lil Wayne is currently enrolled in college (!).

I know off the top of my head that P. Diddy went to university (Brown U. I think)... Immortal Technique went to Penn State I think - that's where he got his assault charge and jail time.

Any other emcees you know of that pursued college/university education?

Big Risk
08-04-2005, 05:16 PM
lil jon

PN_00
08-04-2005, 06:33 PM
inspectah deck went to college right?

Analyze
08-04-2005, 06:42 PM
I know off the top of my head that P. Diddy went to university (Brown U. I think)...


Puff went to Howard.

manhattan360
08-04-2005, 10:40 PM
Guru went to college dont remeber what degree he got

Mixtape Mutt
08-04-2005, 10:53 PM
I forget who from Run DMC went to St. Johns. I heard somewhere that Immortal went to Baruke? I didn't believe it though since thats a business school. Yeah, I think Deck went to college too. Guru went to college too.

Any word on any beatsmiths that went to college.

You don't need college to be educated, you only need college because this world tells you that you need it to suceed. But college is good for you though.

brown_dogg
08-05-2005, 12:01 AM
Definatley Canibus. underneath Rip the Jacker, lies a nerd.

arcane
08-05-2005, 01:31 AM
You don't need college to be educated, you only need college because this world tells you that you need it to suceed. But college is good for you though.
Agreed... you'll notice that my question was about emcees pursuing college/university education... of course it's not the only way to be educated. The best thing my degree did for me was get me a job - hell, that's good enough for me.

IronFingaz
08-05-2005, 01:48 AM
I forget who from Run DMC went to St. Johns. I heard somewhere that Immortal went to Baruke? I didn't believe it though since thats a business school. Yeah, I think Deck went to college too. Guru went to college too.

Any word on any beatsmiths that went to college.

You don't need college to be educated, you only need college because this world tells you that you need it to suceed. But college is good for you though.
I go to St. Johns and Run's niece goes here right now, I see her all the time. Also, some of my peoples that are older than me said Graph went here and left to pursue music, they used to chill with him all the time, but not sure if its true.

P.E.A.C.E.

Crazy K
08-05-2005, 01:51 AM
The Game i beleive, he went to a college but dropped out i think.

Punch
08-05-2005, 01:52 AM
Doesn''t Lil Jon have a Masters?

Mixtape Mutt
08-05-2005, 01:59 AM
Fuck Lil John, lol. Lets only bring up the REAL emcee's who've been to college in this thread.

Mixtape Mutt
08-05-2005, 01:59 AM
Definatley Canibus. underneath Rip the Jacker, lies a nerd.
Hahahaha.

Marc051
08-05-2005, 05:13 AM
Doesn't U-God have at least an associate's degree

Tru Masta
08-05-2005, 05:38 AM
paris is an mba and attended the university of berkley

tangara
08-05-2005, 05:26 PM
chubb rock went to brown, lauryn went to penn and u-god was in mortuary school.

snapple
08-05-2005, 05:48 PM
you have to go to college to be educated? i must have missed the memo....

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
08-05-2005, 07:35 PM
a most educated mc is mr lif

LadyRectah
08-05-2005, 07:37 PM
I heard the whole WUTANG CLAN went to school of self knowledge

LadyRectah
08-05-2005, 07:38 PM
Yoo dont mind me.. Im pissed off and dont know what the fuck is wrong with me.. lol

LadyRectah
08-05-2005, 07:38 PM
I guess Im being sarcastic...

arcane
08-05-2005, 10:03 PM
People need to calm down - I'm sorry the thread title is misleading... I used the word "education" as a short form of "college/university education".... if you read my other posts above you'll see that I clearly said I don't believe you have to go to school to be educated. In fact, I went to and graduated from university and I know how useless some of the shit they teach you is. However, my question was simple: just curious what emcees you know of that went to college/university. No judgements being made on my part of those who choose to educate themselves by other means... it's all peace.



Anyway, not an emcee but 9th Wonder also went to college - with Phonte.

jugurnuat
08-06-2005, 02:26 AM
i know alot of cats from quannum went to collage like gif of gab, lyrics born, cheif xcel, lateef the truth speaker

SHRAP
08-06-2005, 02:30 AM
Definatley Canibus. underneath Rip the Jacker, lies a nerd.
:lmao: yep

u-god

Evaize 360
08-06-2005, 03:25 AM
i know Meth got a degree in english lit and KRS got a masters in philosophy

oldie
08-06-2005, 01:22 PM
right, hate on me all u want. but is it tru gza is a certified genius,like a really high I.Q?

ikno the whole gza/genius name, but is he really a genius or jus really clever type thing.

snapple
08-06-2005, 01:24 PM
^^ hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

GhostfaceKillah199
08-06-2005, 02:52 PM
blackstar, mase, and I'm pretty sure murphy lee in still in college. peace

God'sSon2517
08-06-2005, 06:26 PM
Pastor Troy majored in history I believe at Payne/Paine (I don't know how to spell it) University in Atlanta.

RADIOACTIVE MAN
10-25-2005, 10:37 PM
busta rhymes is a certified doctor

PDTantisocial
10-25-2005, 10:39 PM
I'm pretty sure Masta Ace graduated from Rhode Island or some shit right before he joined the Juice Crew. J-Live is a school teacher, so I'm guessin' he got some education.

Mega Matt
10-25-2005, 11:10 PM
yup Weezy is goin to Texas Southern University, and i know a lot of rappers are college dropouts...i think paul wall went to University of Houston, can't think of anymore right now. just goes to show, all these rappers you think are dumb really aren't.

Create
10-25-2005, 11:28 PM
Keith Murray Went To College

Who Else Umm

Pack Fm Goes To College

Wordswoth Went To College

arcane
10-26-2005, 01:16 AM
busta rhymes is a certified doctor
8O

Are you talking M.D. or Ph. D.? - either way, I have a hard time believing it, sorry crisp... wasn't he in the public eye with LONS at a really young age?

baby jesus
10-26-2005, 10:05 AM
Didnt Das Efx Meet Up In College? I Dont Know If They Dropped Out Or Not.

RADIOACTIVE MAN
10-26-2005, 01:45 PM
8O

Are you talking M.D. or Ph. D.? - either way, I have a hard time believing it, sorry crisp... wasn't he in the public eye with LONS at a really young age?
im talking M.D,i had a hard time belieiving it too but the source i got it from is very reliable...i knew this since the early 90s

The Lost Prophet
10-26-2005, 02:35 PM
yup Weezy is goin to Texas Southern University, and i know a lot of rappers are college dropouts...i think paul wall went to University of Houston, can't think of anymore right now. just goes to show, all these rappers you think are dumb really aren't.i go to college and that doesnt mean i am smart. college is a good tool for learning. way better than highschool but it doesnt mean that one gets smarter. nas dopped out in 7th grade but he kept reading hence how he attained knowledge. reading is 10 times better than college (as long as u r reading the right material).

The Lost Prophet
10-26-2005, 02:37 PM
oh and pall wall is a fucking idiot. (yes i am aware that i spelt his first name wrong but he doesnt even diserve the acknowledgement of me changing it)

snapple
10-26-2005, 02:38 PM
at least %50 of MCs have degrees....idk why this suprises people....but off the top i know

guru
mase
camron
diddy
erik sermon

Revolution
10-26-2005, 03:49 PM
Definatley Canibus. underneath Rip the Jacker, lies a nerd. Same can be said about RZA and GZA for their music.

Prolifical ENG
10-26-2005, 04:25 PM
I think Canibus went to school for computer science...dont know if he has a degree.

I heard Redman went to a Uni in New Jersey.

K-Os went to York Univerity (my school) before. When he performed here, he said not for a very long time...therefore he doesnt have a degree.

J-Live is also educated. He was a teacher before he made his debut album.

Definitive X
10-26-2005, 05:51 PM
It might have been said already, but...

Chino XL is a member of MENSA, it's an organization for people who have EXTREMELY high IQs...Geena Davis and James Woods are also members...

arcane
10-26-2005, 05:56 PM
im talking M.D,i had a hard time belieiving it too but the source i got it from is very reliable...i knew this since the early 90s Hmmm... I'd be curious to hear more about this. He was born in 1972, LONS started recording in 1991 (if I'm not mistaken)... so he was 19. A medical degree takes a lot of (devoted) time to complete...

This isn't quite enough info for me to commission Busta for my next surgical procedure.... :dead:

Prolifical ENG
10-26-2005, 05:58 PM
^^^^^^

perhaps he somehow got an honourary docterate or something.....actually, I think Dr. Dre has an honourary degree...lol

arcane
10-26-2005, 05:59 PM
^^^ Could be, but Grave was talking about him being a certified M.D.

arcane
10-26-2005, 06:01 PM
Oh shit, don't know if anyone mentioned Shaq... he finished his degree at LSU while playing in the NBA. ^O^

FrenchShin
10-26-2005, 11:02 PM
Redman is a Funk Doctor, right ?

$inista
10-26-2005, 11:30 PM
^^^ lol you are correct red is most definately a funkdoctor
j-live i think he is a high school teacher
wordsworth it is said that he wrote his papers in rhyme & passed with A,s

solid_servo
10-27-2005, 01:00 AM
ice cube went to ucla (or some branch of university of california)
2pac went to some performing arts college in maryland, that's where he learned to dance all pretty for digital underground.

Robert
10-27-2005, 07:56 AM
I'm pretty sure that Canibus thing is true. In Rip The Jacker on Poet Loreate II he says something about weak emcees like "you never went to college obviously" therefore implying that he did, thats enough evidence for me....
peace

PuNcH_iN_PuNcH_OuT
10-27-2005, 08:52 AM
all of little brother are graduates of uni

psyenz
10-27-2005, 01:33 PM
doesn't canibus also say
"If I was a priority
You'd acknowledge me
You ain't shit neither, you ain't got no college degree"
on bis vs rip?
i think he dropped out, though i could well be wrong..

Masta Genius
10-27-2005, 01:35 PM
I forget who from Run DMC went to St. Johns. I heard somewhere that Immortal went to Baruke? I didn't believe it though since thats a business school. Yeah, I think Deck went to college too. Guru went to college too.

Any word on any beatsmiths that went to college.

You don't need college to be educated, you only need college because this world tells you that you need it to suceed. But college is good for you though.

Immortal went to Fresno state, or Penn State

Chuck D

Masta Genius
10-27-2005, 01:37 PM
Oh shit, don't know if anyone mentioned Shaq... he finished his degree at LSU while playing in the NBA. ^O^
Yes, and Shaq also got his MBA recentley

PolitiC
10-27-2005, 02:13 PM
umm dunno about mc`s with education but peep this
http://sorryigotdrunk.com/images/lil%20jon.jpg
sorry if somebody already posted this pic

arcane
10-27-2005, 02:58 PM
Immortal went to Fresno state, or Penn State He went to Penn State - I remember reading an interview where he said that's where he got himself in trouble with the law. He went to jail for assaulting a dude...

Create
10-27-2005, 03:00 PM
to steels NO ERICK SERMON DIDNT GO TO COLLEGE

AND RZA AND GZA DIDNT GO TO COLLEGE EITHER !

mikeatris
10-27-2005, 09:37 PM
David Banner has a MBA.

tha god concept
10-27-2005, 09:41 PM
in what ........M.y B.itch A.ss style.....?

shaolins_finest
10-28-2005, 01:40 AM
I know Inspetach deck was locked up for a couple of years and when he got out he was like 21 in wutang so maybe he took courses in prison but i doubt he went to college. Rza was on trial for attempted murder before he got a deal as a solo artist when he was about 21, 22 so i dont know about him in college. U-god was doing time too and when he got out he got down with wu. None them sound like your average college kids but you never know. Method man seemed like the only regular good dude from wu. He had a steady job working at the Statue of Liberty. Capdonna did 8 damn years in prison yo lol thats why he wasn't an official member of wu because he was locked up. They should truly make him official now.

Razorsharp
10-28-2005, 01:40 AM
did RZA go to college?

Literate Type Asshole
10-28-2005, 12:23 PM
u-god did go to college, he talks about it at length on his wack ass dvd

Create
10-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Umm Yea He Did

It Says So On One Of His Albums I Think React

U Wouldve Known That If U Had Any Of His Album
NO I DONT HAVE IT

AND NO HE DIDNT GO TO COLLEGE

urbanlegendmf
10-28-2005, 01:18 PM
J-live And Defari Are Teachers

And Killah Priest Studies Religons

Create
10-28-2005, 01:26 PM
So What If He Studies Religoun

The Thread Stated College Not Religoun Some Of Yall Moron Need To Pay Attention

And Yea Agree Wit J Live My Ex's Sister Was His Student

Art Vandelay
10-28-2005, 09:26 PM
u-god talks about going to either business school or community college. then he got arrested and that was the end of that. i think inspectah deck said that he was an honor roll student in high school. i don't know if he went to college or not. canibus was an intern at universal records which implies that he went to college. the whole entire '85 chicago bears team went to college too....(some of you young bucks won't get that one)