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Harvard Student Receives Honors for his Rap Album Theses

Cambridge USA - April 29 2015: Harvard Hall at Harvard Yard of Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts MA USA. It is used as the library and Harvard University classroom.

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.

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