Nas may not have completed high school, but the message behind his music certainly provides content that’s worthy of being studied in the classroom.
Last year, Harvard University introduced the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship that will help pay for visiting scholars research and hip-hop related academic programs.
The rapper, who constantly pushes the envelop with his music, says that music is a great resource to use to educate our youth.
“Hip-hop is important like computer science,” the rapper tells Rolling Stone. “The world is changing. If you want to understand the youth, listen to the music. This is what’s happening right underneath your nose.”