Back in July, we got word that Hip-Hop Archive and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University was honoring Nasir Jones, by building a fellowship in his name. The emcee gives us reason to why he’s down for the cause, one that he would not have been down for in his twenties.
“In the beginning, I was a fighter. I’m always going to be a fighter, but I fight differently, for different reasons, today,” said Nas. “Hip Hop is important like computer science. The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what’s happening right underneath your nose,” he continued.
Kurtis Blow, Rakim and many other legends’ words influenced his connection between hip-hop and education. He’s more for a fellowship such as this one nowadays due to these acts. This is what I like to see! You go Nas! Hit the jump for more.

JaaiR (JR)

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