Harvard University Awards Nas With W.E.B. Du Bois Medal


Legendary rapper Nas has added yet another award to his long list of accolades and accomplishments after recently receiving the W.E.B. Du Bois medal from Harvard University on September 30.

The award is the highest honor in Harvard’s African and African American Studies field and is only awarded to those who have made “contributions to African American culture and the life of the mind.”

Past recipients of the medal include Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman, .

Harvard had previously honored Nas by creating the Nasir Jones Fellowship program, which provides funds to artists and scholars “who demonstrate exceptional productive scholarship and exceptional creative ability in the arts in connection with hip-hop.”