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Kanye West Receives Honorary Doctorate From SAIC

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Kanye West gave an hour-long lecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago this week and shortly after, he was given an honorary doctorate from the prestigious school. Over the years, the award has been given to influential figures who exhibit creative success in the art, music and film industries. Past recipients include people like Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Patti Smith and Yoko Ono. If you look back, Kanye's first three studio albums – The College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation – have all followed the theme of wanting a place in art school, so this is a big moment for the rap icon. Take a look at his full speech below.

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