Salute to Little Brother’s Phonte & 9th Wonder Who Will Be Honored by Their College

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Shout out to Little Brother’s Phonte and 9th Wonder who will be honored by their alma mater, North Carolina Central University, as part of their Forty Under Forty Awards Gala. It’s great to see Hip-Hop Scholars recognized as such.

North Carolina Central University had this to say about the Gala:

“These recipients, who were selected from among 150 candidates, have demonstrated significant accomplishments before the age of 40 in arts, entertainment, healthcare, sciences, education, law, business, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, public service or government.

‘NCCU alumni are doing amazing work in virtually every field, but these 40 are special because they have achieved so much so early,” said Harriet Frink Davis, Ph.D., vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “This celebration recognizes their hard work and dedication as well as their outstanding accomplishments, which will inspire NCCU students and graduates for years to come.’

Included among NCCU’s 2014 Forty Under Forty awardees are nationally prominent educators, music industry innovators, an Emmy award-winning journalist, international research scientists and a wardrobe stylist who works with A-list celebrities.

NCCU created the Forty Under Forty program to identify and engage high-achieving younger alumni who are well positioned to serve as advocates and ambassadors for the university. The selection committee included a panel of alumni, university personnel and private industry leaders who are also under 40 years of age.”

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