'Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship' Is Established At Harvard University Honoring Nas
The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive came together to establish the 'Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship.' This will provide chosen scholars and artists to show that "education is real power." This Fellowship will be combining the power of Hip-Hop and the importance of education into one, showing how the two go hand-in-hand.
Nas expressed his excitement on the program, stating what he wants to get out of this Fellowship:
“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.”
Many good things are expected to come out of this program for "Hip-Hop scholars" all over!