Nas is named as one of the 2015 recipients of Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Medal. This honor acknowledges those who had made significant contribution to the history, culture, intercultural understanding and human rights of Blacks in America. According to the W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute’s website, it is the highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies at the University and is awarded to those who have made “contributions to African American culture and the life of the mind.”

Other honorees include boxing legend 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 and chairman of the board of Ariel Investment Trust; Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the first black woman to enroll in the University of Georgia; and artist Carrie Mae Weems. The winners will gather today (Sept. 30) for an awards ceremony and panel discussion at Harvard.

The New York MC is doing his part. He recently started a scholarship for Black and Latino students interested in the tech industries. Musically, Nasty Nas is still dropping dope records. He recently teamed up with Dave East for "Forbes List." Earlier this year Nas was at a show in Orlando and announced that he's dropping a new album this year. ”Right mothafunkin’ now, death to all snitches. Watch every niggas around you my niggas ‘cuz sh*t is real out here. 2015, new album this summer,” said Nas. Hopefully fans can get a new project by the end of the year.

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