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Nas is doing it big!

Nasir Jones one of hip hops greatest emcees was honored by Harvard University today with a W.E.B. DuBois Medal for his involvement and contributions to culture, human rights, and the arts central to the African and African-American community.

Nas isn’t the fist person to with this award but he is the first rapper. Legends including Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and Marian Wright Edelman have all been given this distinctive honor.

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Two years ago Harvard teamed up with Nas to start the Nasir Jones Fellowship which funds and supports  “projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop tradition.”

Learn more about the fellowship by watching the video below!

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