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MC Sha Rock To Be Presented With Honorary Doctorate In Music Arts

MC Sha Rock To Be Presented With Honorary Doctorate In Music Arts

Published Thu, June 13, 2024 at 12:30 PM EDT

MC Sha Rock is set to receive her honorary doctorate in music arts on September 10 at a private location. "Thank you to all the professional women, and friends who nominated me, and were champions to make this come to fruition," she posted on social media. Sha Rock will follow Grandmaster Flash, E-40, Q-Tip, Black Thought and other Hip-Hop figures who have received honorary degrees.

Sha Rock is fresh off the heels of her 6th annual Sha Rock Day. The day included a B-Girl exhibition, a female MC cypher, DJ sets by the legendary DJ Hollywood, DJ Flame, and DJ Breakout of The Brothers Disco. The event was highlighted with the presentation of proclamations from the City of New York to Rock The Bells Radio host Roxanne Shante, the Zulu Nation's Queen Lisa Lee, Def Jam's first Lady Nikki D, MC Sparky D, MC Debbie D, Pebblee Poo, and The Sisters Disco - the all female security force for The Brothers Disco.

The centerpiece of the awards ceremony was the presentation of a custom Justin Bua painting in the image of Shante, presented to her by MC Sha Rock. Upon receiving the piece, Shante thanked the crowd for coming out to celebrate Hip-Hop. "Give your selves a round of applause for coming out here, and for being alive, because we have lost so many," she said.

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