Nas Awarded Coveted W.E.B DuBois Medal

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder, Nas, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Nas is certainly making his historic stamp on prestigious Harvard University. Not only is he a Hip Hop Fellow, but yesterday he was awarded the W.E.B. DuBois medal in African and African American Studies, one of the institutions highest honors. He’s in good company as other awardees this year include:  Muhammad Ali, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, artist Carrie Mae Weems, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the first black woman to enroll at the University of Georgia (

He showed he was honored by the distinction with a burst of photos on his Instagram timeline:

Gotta love the caption…

Understand the Cipher

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Including hanging with the heavy hitters, he found the time to pose with a few “up and comers” that may soon be following in his footsteps:

A Young Harvard

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Congrats Nas!