Harvard Creates Nas Fellowship

“My people be projects or jail never Harvard or Yale…”

Street knowledge continues to amaze the scholars. Despite dropping out of the eighth grade, Nas has been honored by Harvard University with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship. The program will fund and enrich artists and scholars with connections to hip-hop. Says Nas:

“In my rollercoaster of a life I’ve endured good and bad for sure, and I’ve truly been blessed to have achieved so much thru art in my short life thus far. But I am immensely over-the-top excited about the Nasir Jones HIP-HOP Fellowship at Harvard. From Queens, NY to true cultural academia. My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of.”

 

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