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Common Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Winston-Salem State University

May 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm |

I’m still wayyyyyyyyy up there! Thank you again #WSSU #DrLynn or #DrCommon

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Common can now add the “Dr.” title to his name as the Chicago rapper received his honorary doctorate of humane letters from Winston-Salem State University this past weekend. Common gave a speech to the other graduates and guests in addition to performing his Oscar-Award winning hit “Glory” at the end of the ceremony. Congratulations to Common on another huge accomplishment!

You can now officially refer to Common as Dr. Common! This past weekend the Chicago MC received his honorary doctorate degree from Winston-Salem State University. Watch footage of Common at his graduation ceremony inside.

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