Musicians strive to adjust their personal lives around the everyday racket of trying to stay on top of their career as entertainers, therefore ‘further education’ sometimes gets pushed back while the worry of ‘making it in the industry’ comes first.
Toying with fancy cars, big houses, unlimited clothes, sex, drugs, excitement and making money from massive concerts seem to be what the industry is all about, but it’s not.
BabyEye Taylor, better known as BabyEye and the hitmaker behind the song ‘Rih Rih’ proved the significance of higher learning when he received his degree from the North Carolina A&T University on May 13, Class of 2017.
Although he has made music in the past couple of years, his breakthrough in the Liberian market came months ago when he released his exciting collaboration,’ Rih Rih’ alongside one of America’s leading rappers, Lil Scrappy.
For BabyEye, education will enable him to become greater and with that in mind, he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in psychology, making Liberia, his family, friends and fans proud.
“On behalf of the staff of the University Registry, you have been named to the Dean’s list for the Spring of 2017 semester,” his citation read.
BabyEye’s successful attainment of the Dean’s list, is a significant achievement that can only be obtained if one earns 12 or more credits, receives no F or I grades and gets a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
“The journey was stressful, a lot of sleepless nights and trouble balancing study and being in the studio. With God nothing is impossible. Thank you for a great experience,” BabyEye posted on FaceBook as he walked the aisle.
According to BabyEye, Liberia birthed him while Durham raised him and for North Carolina A&T State University, “they educated me. Momma I made it,” he stated.
North Carolina A&T, with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is the largest historically black university in the U.S. According to the U.S. News & World Report, the university was ranked 10th nationally among historically black institutions, and 2nd among public historically black institutions.
The Key note speaker during the graduation ceremony was Mohammed Ali’s youngest daughter, Laila Ali.