Rappers Who Dropped Out of High School

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Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne dropped out of high school in order to continue following his music career. However, his mother laid down the law and eventually brought in a tutor in order to continue with his studying. So, while Lil Wayne does not have an official high school diploma, he most likely has the equivalent of one.

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His mother wanted him to finish up high school before leaving for an acting career, but when the chance came for him to appear in a canadian Tv showDegrassi, Drake jumped at theopportunity.Despite dropping out of high school, years later, he graduatedin October 2012.


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This is probably the most successful high school drop out on the list. Jay-Z did not graduate from high school. Drawn to the streets, Jay Z dropped out of school and began selling crack in his neighborhood. Eventually he would accumulate enough money to start his own record label RocaFella Records.

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