Aug 09, 2016 06:40 AM EDT
Kanye West Famous As Dr. Yeezus: Artist Receives Honorary Chicago Degree
It does not take much for some celebrities and artists to earn a degree. While some endeavor to attend school, some get recognized for their achievements and works in the arts.
Take for example Kanye West. West has found a way to earn a doctorate degree without even stepping inside a classroom or lifting a text book. Schools of higher education, such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has recognized his accomplishment as a musician and an artist.
He is now officially called Dr. Yeezus, according to Business Insider. Before he became famous, Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he studied in Nanjing, China at the Nanjing University. He was educated there because his mother worked through an exchange program. When asked about his grades from Nanjing, he said "I got A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin." He does know the language but have already forgotten most of it.
At an early age, his love and skill for poetry would be his mark in the music world. Growing up in Chicago, he knew that the hip hop scene would be his platform. When he needed to go to college, he received a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He then transferred to Chicago State University to study English.
At 20 years old, he dropped out of school because he felt that it took him away from writing his music. His career started officially with Roc-A-Fella records but now the world knows him as Dr. Yeezus. Kanye West is famous and has become what many consider to be a studio name.
Although he only attended college for a short period of time, he was still honored for his works in music. West called the honor a "humanization" and promised his degree would make students' lives easier.
Watch Kanye West's full doctorate speech here:
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