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List Rules A list of hip-hop artists with college, advanced, and honorary degrees

From the East Coast to the West Coast, and from the Dirty South to the city of Paris, famous rappers all over the world have received college degrees. Some of these hip-hop stars earned their degrees after attending four years of college, while others were presented with honorary degrees for their contributions to the arts.

Who is the most famous rapper with a degree? Lil Wayne tops our list. In 2008, Lil Wayne received an honorary degree from the University of Houston. LL Cool J received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in 2014. At the time, he said, "For them to recognize my body of work and my contributions to the world of art is an amazing feeling." Common attended Florida A&M University for two years in the 1990s. He was later awarded an honorary degree from the institution.

M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Lil Jon spent two years studying at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia before going on to finish college at Ohio State University in 1993.

Are you surprised that so many rappers have degrees? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Rappers with Degrees
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Talib Kweli studied experimental theater at New York University.

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#47 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#12 on The Best Underground Rappers

#17 on The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

#23 on The Best New York Rappers

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Rappers with Degrees
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Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006.

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#61 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#76 on The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

#6 on The Best New School Rappers

#6 on The Best Bands Fronted by Famous Actors

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Rappers with Degrees
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M.I.A. has a degree in fine art, film, and video from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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#7 on The Best British Rappers of All Time

#23 on The Best Political Musicians

#9 on The Greatest Female Rappers of All Time

#18 on The Best Dressed Women in Hip-Hop

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Young MC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Rappers with Degrees
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Young MC earned a degree in economics from the University of Southern California. see more on Young MC