English major and Harvard Student Obasi Shaw wanted an idea that would stand out for his thesis at Harvard. As a lifelong fan of hip hop and rap, his mother suggested turn his thesis into a rap album.
Shaw’s album showed the direct relation between English poetry and literature and modern day rap. According to The Independent, Shaw didn’t even think the school would accept his thesis. But the project received a summa cum laude minus, the second highest grade that can be attained in the department.
Read the full story here and take a listen to Obasi Shaw’s “Liminal Minds” below.