LL Cool J Completes Program At Harvard Business School


November 28, 2017

Photo via: Reuters

LL Cool J just added another achievement at Harvard University under his belt. 

The hip-hop pioneer (born James Todd Smith) has officially completed the Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports program at Harvard Business School. His accomplishment comes a little over a month after he accepted one of Harvard’s 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois Medals for contributions to African and African American history and culture, and a few weeks after fellow rapper Swizz Beatz earned a certificate from Harvard’s Owner/President Management program.


According to Harvard’s website, students in its Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports Program “acquire proven approaches for launching and managing creative products and portfolios, managing and marketing talent, assessing and determining when to make smaller versus blockbuster bets, identifying and capitalizing on market disruptions, and other strategic challenges.” 

LL Cool J, who will be launching his own classic hip-hop channel, “Rock The Bells Radio,” in early 2018, took to Instagram to announce the news with a caption that included hashtags: “Dreams demand hustle” and “Dreams don’t have deadlines.”



We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations, LL Cool J! 

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