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A Rapper's College is about a young musician who overcomes dyslexia while making it through the challenges of his personal life and those of the rap industry. In the end, his life and lyrics are changed forever by a phenomenal tutor. The story opens up with an unbelievably suspenseful live performance of Victor (aka Victorious) in concert. During the concert performance Victor's voice overshadows his performance. He briefly discusses how exciting life can be as a rap artist. Followed by brief moments of reminiscing of his past, the audience is brought up to speed on Victor's family life through various scenes of his childhood which go from his mother's adoption to the situation with his incarcerated older brother. The scenes end with her separation from a man presumed to be Victor's father, which will ultimately lead to a confrontation. The story then transitions to his mother's long anticipated graduation from college for which he has funded. Victor has always wanted to go to college, but his dyslexia has held him back. During her graduation party there is an argument that ensues and a physical fight between Victor and his teenage sister over her homosexual lifestyle and her "coming out" to their mother. Victor's concern is the emotional impact it will have on their religious mother who, in his eyes has already had to "struggle enough in life." Victor's mother continues to be an inspiration to Victor throughout his life, from her non-acceptance of a brand new Mercedes-Benz as a gift from him to her encouraging him to return to school. She states that, "it makes no difference if a man is rich or not, famous or not, not knowing how to read or write is unacceptable." As a result of the emotional impact of her graduation, Victor decides to hire a private tutor for himself. And like everything else in his life, he goes above and beyond to find the best one. With the help of his assistant, Michelle, whom he has a secret crush on, but is married, thereby rendering her unavailable to him, he secures a tutor with a past of his own from Jamaica. At first sight, he appears as a soft-spoken, gentle man, who is only there to collect a fee, which Victor reluctantly pays not caring much about his education to begin with. The tutor schedules several tutoring sessions which Victor carelessly does not attend. The one time Victor shows up for his tutoring session he is very late. The tutor has been waiting several hours and upon Victor's appearance, the tutor pretends as though he isn't even there. Victor his highly offended by the tutor's actions and fires him on the spot. From there, the audience, in a sense, goes on tour with Victor. In the tour, he performs in concert with other artists, battles an upcoming rap artist, who later becomes his chief enemy and gets back at an ex-girlfriend in concert, who is presently suing him on an assault charge. While on tour, unfortunately and unexpectedly, Victor's mother suffers a heart attack and dies. Victor's tour is cancelled as he is now forced to prepare for his mother's funeral. Soon after, he takes custody of his little sister and is forced to become a responsible adult and parent to her. His little sister does not give him an easy time and the transition is exceptionally hard for Victor as she is a feisty, spiteful, unruly, and spoiled little brat. Meanwhile, the up and coming rap artist Victor battled earlier on his tour has reappeared and has surprisingly been signed to the same recording company and label as Victor. Victor is infuriated that his label would sign on an amateur. The conflict is ignited even more when the amateur makes a song insulting Victor's little sister, calling her a "gay little bitch." When Victor hears of it he interrupts the amateur's recording time, bum-rushes him while still in the studio and beats him to a pulp. Despite Victor's attempts to pay his way out of trouble, he is confronted by a judge who does not care who he is or what his so called "accomplishments" in life have been. She gives him the maximum charge with time in prison. Victor is outraged, embarrassed, but relieved that all the drama has increased his sales. Following his indictment, he is approached by his lawyer who is sure to remind him that good behavior could possibly get him an early release. In addition, his assistant, Michelle, encourages him to take this time to learn how to become a better person and that he can start by learning how to read and write, fulfilling his mother's wishes. She reminds him of the tutor...being the best in his field. So one night, after having an intense dream/nightmare of his mother and somewhat of an epiphany, he elects to hire the tutor back. The tutor agrees to return and this is when the fun begins. Victor has never met anyone quite like this tutor...he is sassy, cunning, and appreciates the fact Victor has finally been forced into a position where he now has to listen and learn. Followed by a series of practical jokes played on Victor he finally begins to teach. His teaching is absolutely amazing because in no time, Victor is reading and writing on his own! The audience is captivated by Victor's change, as they see Victor transition from an illiterate, egotistical, cocky and rather unapproachable person to patient scholar wanna-be. Appearing again before the judge, months later, with better behavior and even able to read and write, he is indeed released early. Upon getting out his recording company and label wants to meet with him to discuss his future plans. While getting out of his vehicle for the meeting, he and his chief guard are ambushed by his enemy amateur's entourage. They are both beaten to a bloody pulp. Instead of retaliating, Victor decides to approach the enemy amateur at a coat giveaway and makes peace with him. From there, along with his mother's death and having to become a father to his little sister, coupled with the amazing impact of his tutor and life in prison, his lyrics change. They are no longer as vulgar as they have been and they finally live up to the expectation his mother had for him. Although his music doesn't sale half as much as his previous music with the new lyrics, he knows that his mother is smiling down on him. He finally takes the ultimate step and enrolls himself in college. The end.