Rap is really starting to make its presence felt in colleges and universities across the nation. A small surge of classes dealing with the subject made a play for the hearts of students in the '90s—an academic acknowledgement that rap had risen from entertainment in New York City parks to globally consumed art. And rap continued to find its way into classrooms for the past 10 years, but the last few years things have really taken off. From Harvard Fellowships to newly constructed schools, here are 8 Recent Times Hip-Hop Ended Up in Colleges​.

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