(Photos) Nas Receives The 2015 Harvard University W.E.B. DuBois Medal

Nas honored at Harvard

As we previously reported, the Illmatic one, Nas, was set to be honored by the esteemed Harvard University as the latest recipient of the W.E.B. DuBois Medal, and the ceremony went down last night. The accolade is the highest honor in the field of African and African-American Studies at the university, and is awarded to those who have made “contributions to African-American culture and the life of the mind.”

Nas is the first ever in the hip-hop world to receive the honor, while past recipients include Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Charlayne Hunter-Gault (the first black woman to enroll in the University of Georgia) and more.

“Historic night for the rap game. At the Hutchins Center Honors for the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal ceremony,” Nas said on Instagram. “This is a first for the Rap Game to receive this award but, definitely not the last. Thank you. #HarvardHistory.”

With music with a message, a scholarship fund (the Nasir Jones Fellowship) and a continued impact on the world, I think Escobar was more than deserving. Congrats! Check out more pics from the night in the gallery.

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Nas To Be Honored With The Harvard University 2015 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal


UPDATE: Nas, along with many other recipients, received their their metals. Check the gallery at the top.


Nasir “Nas” Jones is more than just a dope lyricist. Throughout his musical career, the 42-year-old artist has also been an advocate for African Americans and the civil rights movement; an advocacy that is being recognized by Harvard University.

Today, Sept. 30th, the Ivy League university will honor Nas with the 2015 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, an honor “awarded to individuals in the U.S. and across the globe in recognition of their contributions to African American culture and the life of the mind,” according to the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute.

Find out more after the jump.

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#DJFunkFlexApp New Music: Dave East ft. Nas- Forbes List


Dave East recently announced the release of his upcoming mixtape project and his single Forbes List is making some serious noise. Featuring his mentor, hip hop legend Nas, the song is definitely creating buzz. Check it out.

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Mass Appeal Confirms Nas “Lost Tapes 2″ Is Set To Drop In 2016


For any real hip-hop fan, the prospects of a new Nas album should sends chills through your body. The Queensbridge legend is finally set to drop his long anticipated follow up album to Life Is Good. Click the jump to see what Mass Appeal’s CEO had to say about his upcoming projects.

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(Photos) Cover Art, Release Date + Tracklist: Dave East – Hate Me Now

Dave East x Nas

After months of teasing the project with the #HMN hashtag, New York rapper Dave East has officially revealed a release date of October 2 for Hate Me Now.

The highly-anticipated mixtape is more of an unofficial album of sorts for the Mass Appeal signee, with production among the likes of Tunesquad, Sean C & LV, Don Cannon and more, while the features include everyone from Rico Love, Jadakiss, Styles P, Pusha T and of course the man himself, Nas.

East has been gaining a steady buzz on the New York hip-hop scene over the last few years due to his advanced wordplay and true NY sound (his looks don’t hurt with the ladies either), but this will be his first major project since signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal imprint in 2014. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here! Check out the full tracklist in the gallery.

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IFWT Wishes Nas & Amy Winehouse A Happy, Happy Birthday!


September 14th is a very special day for numerous reasons. Not only was Nas born – who is one of the most legendary emcees of our time – but he also shares his special day with the late great English songbird, Amy Winehouse.

Before Amy passed, the two were reportedly very good friends, hence their collaboration on “Cherry Wine (Remix)” and her tribute song to the Queensbridge native, “Me & Mr. Jones,” which appeared on her classic Back to Black album.

Throughout Nas’ career, he gave us Illmatic, which is one of the most influential Hip-Hop albums to date along with helping pave the way for younger rappers to prosper.

To pay tribute to both Nas and Amy on their born day, watch some of our favorite videos from them below!

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#DJFunkFlexApp New Music: Scarface ft. Nas, Rick Ross & Z-Ro – Do What I Do


Scarface links up with Nas, Rick Ross and Z-Ro on this one called “Do What I Do.” Listen below.

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(Video) Neef Buck Compares Drake/Meek Mill Beef To Jay Z/Nas Feud!


The reminisce of Drake & Meek Mill’s “beef” was just about to fizzle out until rapper Neef Buck decided to speak up on the matter. The State Property MC shared his thoughts about the latest feud to plague Philadelphia. According to Buck, the beef reminds him of the notorious feud between Jay Z and Nas that caused a rift in New York City for years. Find out why he thinks their beefs are similar after the jump!

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Is Nas’ Baby Mama Carmen Bryan Really Homeless & Couch Surfing?!

Carmen Bryan x Nas x Destiny Jones

Nas and his first baby mama Carmen Bryan have been feuding publicly for years, ever since she was caught creepin’ with Jay Z which ignited the infamous Ether vs. Takeover beef. Nas and Carmen have a beautiful daughter together named Destiny, which means she should be receiving compensation and child support for their child. However, word on the streets is that Carmen is homeless and has been couch surfing all over NYC for the past YEAR.

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(Video) Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming “Obey Your Thirst” Documentary Starring Nas


Sprite’s “Obey Your Thirst” campaign is reaching new heights. We’ve already seen their collectable cans featuring powerful lyrics from Drake, Nas, and Rakim. Now the soft drink along with The FADER is ready to roll our their upcoming documentary featuring Nasir Jones. Catch the official trailer for the mini-doc after the jump!

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