From the man himself:
The story behind it is an interesting one. A couple years ago, I was being courted by a bunch of major labels which culminated with a deal on Universal. Before landing the deal, Iâ€™d have meetings with A&Râ€™s who would be like, â€œyouâ€™re dope, but we donâ€™t know what to do with youâ€. All the while Iâ€™d be balancing schoolwork and hustling music. Although things didnâ€™t pan out as I wished, I learned that the industryâ€™s business model is built on competition, not innovation. So instead of chasing the status quo, I began to really embrace the things that made me different. Although Iâ€™m 2 years removed from it, graduating Summa Cum Laude is one such thing. So while we often hear about drug dealers, grandiose living or rappers dropping out, Iâ€™m the proud graduate! (For the record, although I maintained a 4.0 for several consecutive semesters, my final GPA was a 3.85).
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