It's easy to write off today's rappers as nothing more than self-taught entrepreneurs and moguls whose strongest skill is their ability to spit clever lines wrapped in suffocating layers of self promotion.
But the current roster of hip-hop heavyweights includes a number of educated rappers who spent some time writing essays and research papers before penning radio-friendly couplets.
Though some of them attended school for just a few semesters -- including the poster-child of college dropouts, Kanye West -- they all prove that higher learning can play an important role in an entertainer's path to success. Oh, and that no one, not even Yeezy himself, is immune to lugging around those dreaded textbooks.
So take a look through the slideshow below and school yourself on 14 of the most educated rappers in the game.