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The Growing Relationship between Nas & Harvard

The Growing Relationship between Nas & Harvard


Design group Ammunication takes a very in-depth look at Harvard University’s recently created Nasir Jones Fellowship. New York’s Nas, speak on his own role in the culture of Hip Hop. Directed specifically at the youth Nas touches on the need for a “slow down phase” that will balance if not counter act the “Fast Life” mantra that is running the current scene.

The idea of Hip Hop on the college level is something many may have never imagined happening not to mention in the halls of Harvard. But they welcomed it back in 2002 with the establishment of the Hip Hop Archive.

“Having welcomed artists including Ninth Wonder and scholars including Mark Anthony Neal, the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute is uncompromising in our commitment to build and support intellectually challenging and innovative scholarship that reflects the rigor and achievement of Hiphop performance,” said Marcyliena Morgan, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and founder and director of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute. “With the introduction of the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship, we will continue to be the leading resource for those interested in knowing, developing, building, maintaining, and representing Hiphop.”

I’ve always referred to Nas as the other side of the Hip Hop coin with Jay-Z. We have an endless list of business accomplishments that Jay-Z has reached and they desire the acclaim they have gotten but exact;y why doesn’t this type of news get even a fraction of the attention?

Jason Francis | The Social Media Samurai