Rappers You Didn’t Know Were High School Classmates

'G's Get Degrees.

-By Lily Martis

The friendships made in high school can often turn into lifelong relationships. Between Friday night football games, petty drama in the lunchroom and the craziness of senior prom, it’s no wonder the people we met in high school are still some of our best friends.

For some, high school consisted more of rhyme games and busting moves. These rappers were not only classmates, but some even had a few rap battles in the hallway – probably between studying history (of hip hop) and making poetry in Shakespeare 101.

Here are some rappers who were high school classmates (and their alma maters)!

  • 1 Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G
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    Long Beach Polytechnic High School

  • 2 Q-Tip and Jungle Brothers
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    Murry Bergtraum High School

  • 3 Dana Dane and Slick Rick
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    Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School

  • 4 Chamillionaire and Paul Wall
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    Jersey Village High School (Texas)

  • 5 Lupe Fiasco and Bishop G
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    Thornton Township High School (Harvey, IL)

  • 6 Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era
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    Edward R. Murrow High School (Brooklyn)

  • 7 Mase and Cam’Ron
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    Manhattan Center High School

  • 8 Jacki-O and Trina
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    Miami Northwestern Senior High School

  • 9 Notorious BIG, Busta Rhymes and Jay Z
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    Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School

  • 10 Ice Cube, Danny Boy O’Connor and Everlast
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    William Howard Taft Charter High School (Los Angeles)

  • 11 Lil Kim and Nas
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    Brooklyn College Academy

  • 12 T.I. and Unk
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    Frederick Douglass High School (Atlanta)

  • 13 Schoolboy Q and Left Brain
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    Crenshaw High School