Harvard University has established a fellowship in honor of rap legend, Nas. According to RollingStone.com, the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship is sponsored by the Hip Hop Archive and W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. The goal is to fund students, scholars and artists who show potential in the world of hip hop.
Nas stated to Rolling Stone:
"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."
Read more at RollingStone.com.