Nas visited with representatives from the Hip-Hop Archives and the W.E.B Du Bois Institute at Harvard University yesterday to help introduce the new Fellowship that bears his name. The program, which was funded by an anonymous donor endowment, will help “fund artists and scholars who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in the arts in connection with Hip-Hop”. Also in attendance were professor Henry Louis Gates, who first approached Nas about the fellowship, and Hip-Hop Archive Founder Marcyliena Morgan.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Rapper explained:
“Hip-hop is important like computer science,” he continued. “The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what’s happening right underneath your nose.”