Winston-Salem State University Presents Common With Honorary Doctorate Degree

Another fellow Chi-town lyricist just obtained a distinguished honor. Following G.O.O.D. Music cohort Kanye West’s School of the Art Institute of Chicago accolade, Common received an honorary doctorate degree from Winston-Salem State University.

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The Academy Award winner dished out inspiring statements to the 2015 graduating class, and capped off the ceremony with his hit “Glory.”


“Congrats to the 2015 graduates of #WSSU #Progress Thanx for the Honorary Doctorate! Dr. Lynn has a nice sound to it. #ImGeeked #WonderfulDay #HBCU,” Common captioned an Instagram post.

Common is currently filming his forthcoming movie Suicide Squad which will hit theaters next year.

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