E-40 was granted an honorary doctorate degree in music from Grambling State University, where he previously studied.
This accomplishment now allows him to be referred to as “Dr. E-40.” During the university’s graduation ceremony, E-40 was present to accept his degree and share inspiring words with the graduating students.
In addition to this, E-40 had made a donation of $100,000 to the university earlier in the year, which was used to support the marching band and set up a recording studio to aid aspiring musicians. The university reciprocated E-40’s generosity by naming the studio in his honor as the “Earl ‘E-40’ Stevens Sound Recording Studio.”