Swizz Beatz is officially a Harvard Graduate.
The New York native and long-time producer announced via his Instagram that he received a degree from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School after completing a modified course.
“Today is graduation day. In life we must keep graduating until the end. When I say we must graduate I’m talking about on all levels not just school. This moment is special to me and my family because many people look up to me and they use my drive to thrive.”
At this point it’s more than safe to say Swizz is an OG in the game.
He’s produced for all of your favorites — from Beyonce to T.I. to Jay — and his ear for unique drum patterns and club smashes helped make him one of the longest-tenured and wealthiest dudes in hip-hop. The degree is just a cherry on top of a legendary career.
To further comment on the scope of his achievement, Swizz even wore a blazer with the words “From the Bronx to Harvard” written on the back, truly showing what it meant for him to reach this position.
Beatz, who was born Kasseem Dean, first mentioned the $33,000-per-credit program back in 2014 when he was accepted, stating that it was “one of the happiest days of his life.”
The nine-week Owner/President Management Extension Program is the same one attended by Antonio “L.A.” Reid.
Swizz is married to Alicia Keys, occasionally engages in beat-making battles and is now a Harvard grad. I’m not sure hat there is anything out there that Swizz can’t do, but I do know that he’s showing people that no matter what your goals are, follow your dreams.