Harvest Christian University recognizes notable music industry personalities


United States, August 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Harvest Christian University has recognized many notable individuals and individuals who have not been recognized for their consecutive tenure in business, law, religion and community, but also includes the contributions of music in the stream of our lives daily. “An honorary degree is considered the highest terminal degree and it is a true doctorate with rights and privileges to have the Dr in front of his name or his doctorate. with the associated degree of insight. It views life experience, body of work and industry service as credibility beyond the degree earned,” says HCU President Dr. Carl Robinson.

R&B artist Dr. Durrell A. Babbs, Sr. (known as Tank) went viral last year after receiving his honorary doctorate from Harvest Christian University in Musical Arts for his 30 years of service and d impact on music as a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and R&B label owner Money Records/Atlantic Records. In a message he posted after walking onstage, he thanked his family, friends, fans, Provost Dr Jonathan Robinson and Harvest Christian University for acknowledging him in a way he doesn’t. wasn’t expecting. He was happy to be one of the few space artists to receive this degree and hopes that many more will be recognized for all of their work.

HCU Chairman and CEO of Billionaires Row, Dr. William L. Benson, shares the same sentiments. HCU gave high attention to the Grammy-winning/multi-platinum R&B singer/songwriter/actress, CEO of Vision Entertainment and authors Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love and new children’s book My Name is a Story Ashanti for an Honorary Doctorate in Music & Entertainment Affairs. Alongside him would be joining the ranks for an honorary doctorate in music and entertainment business. Provost Dr Jonathan Robinson says, “With the legacy of Ja Rule and Ashanti proceeding from Murder Inc. Records a 5-part documentary about BET, their history, trials and redemption, musical, entrepreneurial, filmmaking and community should not be denied. HCU is also excited about the expertise they will bring to the university and start teaching what they know and it will have a profound impact on the next thought leaders in these spaces.”

Hip Hop Producer/Composer/Musician/Engineer Fenrick Gibbs (known as Rick Steel) for artists such as French Montana, Hip Hop Legend, Bad Boy Label Owner and Fashion Icon Diddy, and Ja Rule along with a few others to also join illustrious class with consideration of an honorary doctorate in music business and entrepreneurship. Xavier “Two” Lewis, the nephew of the late Congressman John Lewis, bridged the gap from community outreach, music producer and talent manager to wife and actress/singer/songwriter Naturi Naughton-Lewis and actor/music artist/film producer Omari Hardwick and has worked with many artists such as Dave Hollister, Dave East, Remy Ma, Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Big Daddy Kane and HER to name a few , and entrepreneurship for his management company Owners District Management and one of the founding members of CreditRich, which is an artificial intelligence fintech app that helps millennials improve their credit scores, an angel investor, coach and a lecturer, for an honorary doctorate in business administration.

Grammy Award winner and 6-time nominated producer/musician/singer/songwriter to artist Beyonce, Maroon 5, Tank, Mary J. Blige and many more, also thought leader and entrepreneur of Song X, LLC and advisory board member of the world-renowned African Import – Export Bank Afreximbank group Vincent Berry II who is conferred for his Honorary Doctorate in Music Business and Entrepreneurship. Berry, in an interview with HCU Provost Dr Jonathan, said: ‘Many universities celebrate personalities because of fame, but fail to recognize that each has a keen eye that has enabled them to achieve their success. and their longevity. Plus, join the class to receive his honorary Doctor of Musical Arts Grammy Award and Stellar Award-nominated producer Justin A. Brooks (son of Contemporary Gospel Commissioned Group member Dr. Michael Brooks). “Teaching would be a great transition from being a musician to developing other musicians and it would be a great legacy to preserve in this space,” says Brooks.

HCU’s vision and belief that they can empower students to not only pursue their dream or follow their passion, but also hone the gifts that are already within them and offer mentorship to enhance their progression in their vocation .

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