Usher was made an honorary Physician by Berklee Faculty of Music over the weekend. The ceremony befell on Saturday at Boston College’s Agganis Area. The R&B singer was seen celebrating in a publish on Instagram by fellow musician Jermaine Dupri. The performers have been in excessive spirits on the occasion the place Usher was awarded for his contributions to music in addition to his philanthropy. Dupri attended the ceremony and later shared a clip of Usher sporting his cap and robe. Within the clip, Dupri might be heard saying “My man joins my membership at this time.” He went on to say, “Dr. Raymond, congratulations.”
Usher went on to reference his observe “Good & Sluggish” from his 1997 album, My Method. He performs on the track’s authentic lyrics, altering them to “They name me D-o-c-t-o-r R-a-y-m-o-n-d.” Usher later commented on Dupri’s publish, restating the remixed lyrics. He added, “I’m so grateful for this chance to share a message to the following technology of artists, producers, vocalists, arrangers, dancers and extra.” Reminding graduates to, “Be courageous.” He tells them, “I hope your spark by no means goes away.”
Usher Urges Graduates To “Make Nice Issues”
The artist additionally shared an inspiring message in his graduation speech earlier within the day. He said, “My objective as an artist has all the time been to encourage individuals to make a optimistic impression via my music, to make you are feeling one thing.” Happening to say, “Final evening I felt proud…of the legacy that has been constructed and that we’re constructing collectively as artists.” He advised the graduating class to “preserve working previous that end line [of your goals], break the limitations, determine that spark in you that motivates you to maintain going.” He additionally advised them to not anticipate every thing to be good and run easily.” Usher urged the graduates to “Take what you’ve realized right here [at Berklee], go into the world, and make nice issues.”
Usher was joined on the graduation ceremony by his mom, his accomplice Jennifer Goicoechea, and his sons Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond. Dupri in addition to one other frequent collaborator, Rico Love, additionally attended to indicate their help. Dupri acquired his personal honorary doctorate from The Artwork Institute of Atlanta final June.