Hip-hop heavyweight Nas has been honored by Harvard with a Fellowship at the prestigious university. The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship by the Hip-Hop Archives and W.E.B Du Bois Institute will fund scholars who either show productive scholarship or creative potential in the arts with a connection to hip hop. When asked about the fellowship, Nas said: I am immensely over-the-top excited about the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at Harvard. From Queens, NY to true cultural academia. My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and WEB Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of."