It is my honor to present the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal to legendary hiphop artist, Nasir Jones, known to the world simply as Nas - Part Poet. Part Entrepreneur. Part Intellectual. Part Metaphysician. And Wordsmith.
On Wednesday September 30, 2015, the legendary Nasir Jones, or Nas, will be honored at the W.E.B. DuBois Medal Ceremony hosted by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.
Twenty-year-old R&B artist Kehlani has erupted from California’s Bay Area with graceful intensity, resembling the rare force uplifting waters in generating a tsunami.
Dope is essentially a black cinematic Magic Kingdom, shifting “The Most Magical Place on Earth” from the theme park to the trap.
Trap Queen strikes a chord because it does something other songs don't - let women be themselves.
Around this time of year, XXL Magazine releases its annual Top 10 Freshmen list. Previous Freshmen include Lupe Fiasco, Wale, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. This year, the Archive staff decided to create our own list.
That night he would sing “everyday it could be wonderful”, and it was a wonderful day when Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment visited the Harvard Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
Gallery opening and panel discussion - Visual Translation: Crafting the Sonic, Signifying, and Visceral Imaginary in Graphic Novels
To love something is to critique it.
This event is co-sponsored by: The Warren Center, Department of African and African American Studies, the Hutchins Center, and the Center for African Studies