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30 Years Ago, The Source Set A New Standard For Hip-Hop Journalism

This week, Hip-Hop culture is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The first documented South Bronx rec room party with DJ Kool Herc behind the wheels of steel was on August 11,

Black Thought Discusses His New Album, Epic Freestyle & Years Of Putting In Work (Video)

This past weekend (June 2), The Roots hosted their 11th annual picnic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sadly, just moments into their headlining jam session, hosted by Dave Chappelle, rain, flooding, and

LL Cool J To Receive W.E.B. DuBois Medal From Harvard University

Nas and LL Cool J are not only two of Hip-Hop’s most revered lyricists. Not only are both men from the borough of Queens, New York, they each will carry

A Harvard Student Made A Rap Album Thesis. Sway Puts Him To The Test (Video)

Last month, Obasi Shaw graduated from Harvard University. For his thesis, the English major submitted a 10-track Hip-Hop album, Liminal Minds. He wrote and recorded the album for more than

A Harvard Student Made A Rap Album For His Thesis & It Earned Him Honors (Audio)

Over the last several years, Harvard University has established itself as one of the leading institutions of higher learning to embrace Hip-Hop and its role in academia. In 2012, producer

My Poetry’s Deep: Nas Schools Harvard On His Lyrics (Video)

In 2013, Nas achieved yet another one of Hip-Hop’s proudest accomplishments, when it was announced that Harvard University was establishing the Nasir Jones Fellowship in his honor. The mission of

Black Thought Recites The Verse Of His Lifetime…Literally (Video)

Last week, The Roots’ Black Thought appeared at Harvard’s Innovation Lab. The South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling MC reportedly kicked a freestyle in the Cambridge, Massachusetts¬† lunchroom. Afterwards, during

Nas Brings Hip-Hop Education to Harvard. Hip-Hop is Alive and It’s Changing Lives (Video)

Ammunition’s new series, By Design, takes a compelling look at Harvard University’s Nasir Jones Fellowship. The fellowship’s namesake, Nas, explains his role and activism and punfully says that Hip-Hop needs

Harvard University Establishes the Nasir Jones Fellowship

This is an incredible landmark for hip-hop. Harvard University has established the Nasir Jones Fellowship “to seek projects from scholars and artists that build on the rich and complex hip-hop