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Successful Rappers without High School Diploma

/ November 24, 2014


This American rapper is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Even though he is famous for his scholarly lyrics, he never made it to high school. He was inducted into local street culture and lost interest in formal education. He dropped out of eighth grade, but educated himself on African history and religions. He started rapping, since 1994 he has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 25 million records worldwide. His net worth is around $17 million.


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Ke$ha attended the Franklin High School and Brentwood High School. She dropped out when she was 17, after her producer advised her to first pursue her music career. When she was 18 she signed to producer Dr. Luke’s record label Kemosabe Entertainment. Her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on rapper Flo Rida’s number-one single Right Round. There has been no looking back since then. Her current net worth is estimated at $40 million dollars.


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These rappers have reached great heights through their sheer talent.