Harvard is giving love to one of the greatest to ever do it: Nas.
It was recently announced that Queensbridge’s own will have a fellowship named after him:
The Hip-Hop Archive, in conjunction with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, announced the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship today, which honors the legendary rapper.
“Nas is a true visionary, and he consistently shows how boundaries can be pushed and expanded to further the cause of education and knowledge,” said Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
According to a statement, the Fellowship will give those who showcase academic excellence as well as creative ability the opportunity to show that “education is power.” The receipts of the Fellowship will be carefully selected by the Harvard University administration.
Marcyliena Morgan, Founder of the Hip-Hop Archive believes that this fellowship will help the selected scholars represent Hip-Hop. “With the introduction of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, we will continue to be the leading resource for those interested in knowing, developing, building, maintaining, and representing hip-Hop,” she stated.
Congratulations to Nas!
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