Hip Hop’s Smartest College Grads

Before they rocked the mic, some famous MCs rocked caps and gowns. You might be surprised what some of your favorites majored in! Catch more of hip hop’s big names putting their smarts to the test on “Hip Hop Squares” premiering Tonight, May 22nd at 11/10c only on MTV2.

1. Chuck D - Graphic Design (Adelphi University)

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2. Aesop Rock - Fine Arts (Boston University)

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3. J. Cole - Communications (St. John’s University)

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4. Guru - Business Administration (Morehouse College)

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5. M.I.A - Fine Art, Film and Video (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)

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6. Ludacris - Music Management (Georgia State University)

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7. David Banner - Business (Southern University)

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8. Astronautalis - Theater Directing And Lighting (Southern Methodist University)

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9. Young MC - Economics (University of Southern California)

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10. Himanshu Suri - Economics (Wesleyan University)

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11. Mc Solaar - Philosophy, Languages (University of Paris at Jussieu)

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See how your smarts measure up against your favorite hip hop artists on “Hip Hop Squares” premiering Tonight, May 22nd at 11/10c only on MTV2.

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