For almost 30 years hip hop has taken us a very long way from the influence it has affected the world. It is now established as a culture to many peoples lives. The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive announced the hip hop mogul Nasir Jones AKA Nas to have a fellowship in his name. The goal is to give scholars and artists an opportunity to show that “education is real power.”
The mission of the Hip-Hop Archive, according to the announcement, is to seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop tradition; to respect that tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights; and most important, to represent one’s creative and/or intellectually rigorous contribution to hip-hop and the discourse through personal and academic projects.
This is a great way for lyricist to be recognized and given a chance to learn in a very prestigious university. Another history made for hip-hop.
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