Nas wants you to learn by listening to hip hop
Nas didn't hesitate when he was asked to be the face of a new hip hop fellowship at Harvard University. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine reported that he responded yes in a nanosecond.
An anonymous source made a generous donation to the school, which will help fund hip hop-related studies, and he knew he wanted Nas' name on the program. So why him? The rapper, who didn't even graduate from high school, is adamant that there is much to be learned from the genre. He analyzed the lyrics and symbolism of Run D.M.C and Melle Mel tracks like they were chapters of a classic novel.
Recently, the rapper visited Harvard to formally introduced the fellowship.
"Hip-hop is important like computer science," he said, as quoted by XXL magazine. "The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what's happening right underneath your nose."
What have you learned from hip hop?