Ludacris will be receiving an official salute this upcoming spring.
According to a press release, award-winning producer and Grammy award-winning artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges will be awarded an honorary degree of Science in Music Management at Georgia State University for his philanthropic efforts and commitment to its students. The feat was made official by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Wednesday, April 13.
“This is a dream come true for me,” said Ludacris, according to a press release. “Georgia State helped me get my start and I am so honored and excited to share this milestone with the world.”
Ludacris’ journey at Georgia State began in the 1990s before making his splash in entertainment. Returning to his roots, Ludacris became an artist-in-residence in 2019. While serving in this position, he mentored students and worked alongside Creative Media Industries Institute professors, “focusing on entrepreneurship in the music and film industries.” What’s more, Ludacris also collaborated with the College of Law and dropped some gems for students through his first course, “The Legal Life of …”
“We are proud that Chris Bridges got his start at Georgia State,” Georgia State President M. Brian Blakes said, in a statement. “He has gone on to become a cultural and philanthropic icon, representing Atlanta and giving back in many ways. Our students in the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII) and College of Law have benefited from learning from his career and we’re excited to honor him as a member of the Panther family.”
When will Ludacris receive his honorary degree?
Ludacris will receive the degree on May 4 at 9 a.m. at Center Parc Stadium. A live stream will also be available at commencement.gsu.edu.
“MY MOMMA IS SHEDDING REAL TEARS,” Ludacris wrote on Instagram. “When I put ‘what’s your fantasy’ out in 2000 I had to choose between leaving school or a career in Music. History has already been made on one front and NOW it’s about to be made on ANOTHER. Everything comes full circle. THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME. THANK YOU GA STATE.”