Ludacris Set To Receive Honorary Degree From Georgia State University


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Ludacris is finishing what he started in a major way!

The Disturbing tha Peace record label founder is set to receive an honorary degree from Georgia State University this spring, the University announced Wednesday (April 13). Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is no stranger to the Atlanta college, having studied music management there before landing his own recording contract in the 1990s.

Now, he'll be getting his diploma and honored during the college's May 4 Commencement ceremony, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

"We are proud that Chris Bridges got his start at Georgia State," University President M. Brian Blake, wrote in a statement. "He has gone on to become a cultural and philanthropic icon, representing Atlanta and giving back in many ways," Blake added.

The Grammy-winning lyricist is also currently serving as the Artist-in-Residence at Georgia State's Creative Media Industries Institute and it's part of the reason why the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the honorary bachelor's.

Ludacris is receiving the honor for his "support for Georgia State's creative media arts and law programs, substantial commitment to the metro Atlanta community and his nationwide philanthropic endeavors," the University said in a statement.

"Our students ... have benefited from learning from his career and we're excited to honor him as a member of the Panther family," the president said.

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