College Dropout: Where Are They Now?

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  • Kareem "Biggs" Burke
  • Syleena Johnson
  • J. Ivy
  • Common
  • Talib Kweli
  • Ludacris
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Kanye West
  • John Legend
  • Aisha Tyler
  • Jay Z
  • Mos Def
  • Consequence
  • Twista
  • Freeway
  • GLC
  • Miri Ben-Ari
  • Damo Dash

J. Ivy

Poet J. Ivy almost outshined Kanye and Jay Z when he closed out "Never Let Me Down" with his dramatic Grammy-winning sonnet. The song helped Ivy become one of the biggest spoken-word artists in the new milennium. He's released two albums, including his latest, HERE I AM and accompanying lyrics book HERE I AM: Then & Now; he's appeared on TV numerous times, including on BET's 106 & Park and Harlem Nights; and he's given out scholarships via his Write to Live Academy and works with Yeezy's Kanye West Foundation.

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