Michigan State incoming freshman Jay Harris has decided to forgo college and pursue his lifelong dream as a rapper.
But not until Michigan State decided to yank his scholarship thanks to an explicit rap video he posted on YouTube. The video, “DatBull 4 Life,” opens with Harris lighting a marijuana cigarette and contains various explicit lyrics.
Harris said it was his decision to leave Michigan State, but the school told Philly.com that the decision was "mutual."
He released his first single “Datbull 4 Life” in April and it’s amassed more than 50,000 hits. Here’s the video, so you can judge for yourself (be warned, it does contain strong language).
Would you buy his album or download his music? Seems like a big gamble to lose your scholarship to a major university on a mediocre rap career that has no professional backing.
Harris, a three-star recruit, also had offers from Pittsburgh and Temple.
Harris is releasing a mixtape on June 1 and hopes to work with a professional producer this summer.
“I’ve always had this in the back of my head, but never had the courage to tell my parents that this is what I want to do,” Harris told Philly.com.
Look, we're not here to shoot down a young man's dream, but as an avid watcher of "The Voice," it's hard to break into the music business. So, sabotaging a full scholarship from a major university is perhaps the dumbest move he could have made.
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