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Three-time Grammy Winner Symbolyc One to speak at MCC


Posted: February 12, 2020

Grammy-winning music producer Larry Griffin Jr., known worldwide as Symbolyc One or S1, will return to his alma mater McLennan Community College on Thursday, Feb. 20 for a guest artist session with students and the community.

The master class, sponsored by the MCC Foundation's Hearts in the Arts affinity group, will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 145 of the Ball Performing Arts Center on the MCC campus. The event is free and open to the public.

S1 won his third Grammy earlier this month for "Best Gospel Album" with Kirk Franklin. In 2015, he picked up his second award for his work on Eminem's 2013 album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which took the honors in the "Best Rap Album" category.

S1 was born and raised in Waco and credits his time in MCC's Music Industry Careers program for giving him his professional start. He received an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Audio Engineering from MCC in 1997 and learned the essentials of studio recording, mixing, and music industry business in the program.

Today, S1 has established himself as one of the top music producers in the industry, working with music legends such as Madonna, Gladys Knight, Beyoncé and Kanye West, and crafting songs for other great artists such as Drake, Lorde, Talib Kweli, The Game, Adam Levine, 50 Cent and Common, among many others.

His new memoir "Pray. Focus. Plan. Execute: A Memoir by S1" was released in January.
For more information about the master class, contact MCC Music Industry Careers Program Director Jonathan Kutz at 254-299-8110 orjkutz@mclennan.edu.