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Kanye West receives Honorary Doctoral degree

Kanye West has received an honorary doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, nme.com reports.

The rapper, a native of the US city who released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’ in 2004, was described by the art school as “a leader in the music industry as a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer, as well as a fashion designer and interdisciplinary artist whose work provokes cultural discourse by reflecting a realism of the street.”
In a speech West said, “I am a pop artist, so my medium is public opinion, and the world is my canvas.”
West continued to say that the honour “proves what I’ve been saying my entire life”, “whether it’s the cosign of Paul McCartney… or the Time [Magazine] most influential cover, or now a doctorate from the Art Institute of Chicago”.

 

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