The HipHop Archive and W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University honored Nas and his contribution to Hip-Hop with 'Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellowship.'

According to HipHopArchive:

The mission of the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute is threefold: to seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hiphop tradition; to respect that tradition through historically grounded and contextualized critical insights; and most importantly, to represent one's creative and/or intellectually rigorous contribution to hiphop and the discourse through personal and academic projects.  Personal projects of fellows may include manuscript projects, performance pieces, album work, curriculum planning, primary archival research, and exhibition preparation, among others.

 

Nas is the ideal representation for the 'IVY LEAGUE' of Hip-Hop, known for his lyrical content, social awareness, and global representation of the 'Hip-Hop' Industry, Nas is breaking walls down that many cannot fathom. With this fellowship I believe REAL AND TRUE ARTISTS will prevail rather than that bubblegum Nae Nae ish thats been hitting the world.