‘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. Some of the fields that these artists studied in might surprise you!
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
Street Cred: Coldplay lead singer, Husband of Gwyneth Paltrow.
University: University College London
Degree: B.A. with honors, Ancient History
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.
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
Street Cred: Lead singer of famed rock band Weezer
University: Harvard (!)
Degree: B.A., English
Street Cred: Rapper of “Bust a Move” fame
Degree: B.A., Economics
Street Cred: Indie rapper of “I Need a Dollar” fame
Degree: B.A., Linguistics and Psychology
Street Cred: Known to the world as “Girl Talk”. Pioneer of the mashup craze.
University: Case Western Reserve University
Degree: B.A., Biomedical Engineering (!)
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