Harvard Announces a Nas Hip-Hop Scholarship

Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archive and W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research have announced a new scholarship for students/artists who showcase both “productive scholarship and exceptional creative ability in the arts in connection with hip-hop.” Recipients of the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship, named in honor of hip-hop star Nas, will be chosen by a committee of Harvard faculty members. One of the professors, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who is also the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, said, “Nas is a true visionary, and he consistently shows how boundaries can be pushed and expanded to further the cause of education and knowledge” …

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