Musiq Soulchid, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and a slew of other celebrities all came together for the 33rd Annual United Negro College Fund's Evening of Stars fundraising ceremony in Pasadena, CA.
"This event is important to me because the UNCF is about education, and education is important to me," Soulchild told The BoomBox.
He went on to explain that the organization helps to provide people with the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. "There's always going to be something that you don't know. The concept of college is to help you gain hire learning," the R&B crooner said. "The difference between attempting to carry on your life without going through college is a world of difference. The benefits of it [college] are lifelong. What had to happen through the years, for us [African-Americans] to even have this [college] as a privilege to entertain... the least you can do is honor that. There are a lot of people that put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this organization so out of respect for the people that came before you, let their dream shine. The more educated you are, the more options you have." - The BoomBox