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Cambridge? No thanks, it hasn't got a music scene: What 17-year-old rapper told top university bosses

(although LSE will do)

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A rapper who grew up in one of London's toughest estates has turned down a place at Cambridge University because he says the historic city 'has no music scene'.

Franklyn Addo, 17, who grew up on an estate in Hackney, East London, made the comment after rejecting the chance to study Politics, Psychology and Sociology at the university.

Franklyn, who started performing as MC Franklyn three years ago, also admitted people are 'surprised' he is a rap academic.

He said: 'I know some people will be surprised that I am a rapper and academic, but for me it is all one.

'A lot of people I went to school with didn't go to college and some people from my school year are now coming out of prison for things like robbery and stabbings.

'You have to just keep your head down. Anyone can do it. There is a lot of focus on gun activity in the media but I try to show something positive.

'I didn't want to make a big deal about getting an offer from Cambridge, but I am pleased to be an encouragement to people. I am just a normal kid.

'I love London so much I don't want to leave. I prefer the modern buildings rather than the old cathedral-style ones in Cambridge.

'Also would have been harder to carry on doing music if I was in Cambridge and there isn't much of a scene there - I only know one rapper.'

'I am passionate about young people and I want to make a difference and change the way Hackney people think.'

Franklyn, from the Pembury Estate in Hackney started rapping while studying at Cardinal Pole Catholic School.

He now works with 2009 MOBO Award winning producer Victizzle and released his first mix tape 'Just Being Frank' last month.

Franklyn achieved 100 per cent in his AS sociology exams and is currently sitting A levels in Sociology, English Literature and Business at Woodhouse College in Barnet, London.

Cambridge University offered him a place but he opted instead to read Sociology at the London School of Economics.

He added: 'A lot of my inspiration for my music comes from literature or I might think something we do in sociology class might be relevant to people so I write a song about it.

'One of my songs is called William Wordsworth and I rap about how similar rap is to poetry. I love literature. I read lots of Shakespeare and I bought some d*ckens last week.

'Doing well is about discipline. It is hard doing music and A levels, I have sacrificed sleep. I study all day and then in the evening I go and work on music in the studio.

'I started making music because I wanted to motivate people to do something with their lives.

'I am passionate about young people and I want to make a difference and change the way Hackney people think.

'I was accepted into all of my universities. Cambridge was my second choice. I chose LSE because the syllabus looks more interesting.'

Franklyn's mother Gloria said: 'Franklyn has always been setting standards in education and entertainment so nothing less was expected from him.'

MC Franklyn has an album coming out this summer and starts at LSE in September.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2003581/Cambridge-No-thanks-got-music-scene-What-17-year-old-rapper-told-university-bosses.html#ixzz1QChzPMmT

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2003581/Cambridge-No-thanks-got-music-scene-What-17-year-old-rapper-told-university-bosses.html#ixzz1QChdZNYX

guy will prob do well regardless but if i had the opportunity to go cambridge fack wouldve snapped that up in a sec.

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dont u have to go through a different application process to apply for oxbridge as well

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i didnt give him the pass.

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say bye bye to that higher class life 340x.gif ....the youth mentality these days

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not serious

beg his mum ship him out quick

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the comments>>>>>

who see chriostian from enders gunning daily mail on tv today

more to the story than they report my step bro prob knows him seems like they are in the same year at cardinol pole

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say bye bye that higher class life 340x.gif ....the youth mentality these days

what film

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smh

bet he has no flow

props for lse tho

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say bye bye that higher class life 340x.gif ....the youth mentality these days

what film

hot fuzz :lol: ...

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say bye bye that higher class life 340x.gif ....the youth mentality these days

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Acting like he isnt going to LSE

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smh

bet he has no flow

props for lse tho

:lol:

mc franklyn

strange story

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say bye bye that higher class life 340x.gif ....the youth mentality these days

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Acting like he isnt going to LSE

LSE or Cambridge....hmmmmm ^_) , SMH @ modern buildings having an influence on your decision

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my man is Ghanaian as well. He must not have his Dad around becuase my Dad wouldve slapped this sense into me before if if the notion tht i would turn down cambridge was in the air.

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exactly, why work so hard only to turn down the 2nd best UNI and settle for 5th- 9th best

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SMH

<div><br></div><div>Edit - C/S Doe. Dad aint around or he's a p*ssy.</div>

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come like signing for spurs ahead of arsenal innit

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come like signing for spurs ahead of arsenal innit

yes

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He best hope his talk ends up being backed

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I wouldn't enjoy myself there. I probably wouldn't go. But I wouldn't be looking like a d*ckhead in the press either.

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Can't really see the hype.. It won't be the UNI which gets him a decent job when he leaves, it will be himself.. couldn't imagine spending years around the 'type' of people i can imagine that go to cambridge..would be uncomfortable.

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Can't really see the hype.. It won't be the UNI which gets him a decent job when he leaves, it will be himself.. couldn't imagine spending years around the 'type' of people i can imagine that go to cambridge..would be uncomfortable.

soo if they see Cambridge on his CV

they aint gonna be on more?

shut up

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exactly what i was gunna post

guy is such a f*ck*ng idiot, possibly a tr0ll

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LOl@ thinking it matters, watch where this guy is in 10 years time, good on him for knowing what he wants

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Hes going LSE...didnt even clock

Thought he dropped Cambridge for Greenwich the way people are talking

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Can't really see the hype.. It won't be the UNI which gets him a decent job when he leaves, it will be himself.. couldn't imagine spending years around the 'type' of people i can imagine that go to cambridge..would be uncomfortable.

soo if they see Cambridge on his CV

they aint gonna be on more?

shut up

why you talking like he's going to go to some budget UNI instead?...good results at any top 10 UNI will spark attention/interest..the rest is how you present yourself at interviews etc.

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