Date: July 2013

Nas has been kicking knowledge to the youth for decades now. But thanks to Harvard University, he'll really be able to make his mark in history. According to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship "will be awarded to those who showed academic excellence and creatively show that 'Education is power.'" Who knew that hip-hop would take Nas this far?