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Nas Receives Harvard W.E.B. Du Bois Medal for Social Justice Work

Nas is a legend in the hip-hop game and now the Illmatic creator is being recognized for his work in another field — social justice. The 42-year-old rapper received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University on Wednesday (Sept. 30), becoming the first hip-hop artist to do so.

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Nas to Receive 2015 Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Throughout his stellar career, Nas has fought for civil rights and social justice for black people worldwide. Now the rapper will be recognized for his work both in and out of music.

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Five Best Songs From Kool G Rap’s ‘4,5,6’ Album

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kool G. Rap's '4,5,6' album, we handpicked the five best songs for your listening pleasure.

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Worst to Best: Every Nas Album Ranked

From 'Nastradamus' to 'Life Is Good' and more, check out all of Nas' albums ranked from worst to best.

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Happy Birthday, Nas!

Today's the day the nastiest celebrates his birthday. The legend Nasir Jones, better known as Nas (a.k.a. Nas Escobar), turns 42 years old today (Sept. 14).

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10 Rappers With Major Money Problems Over the Years

Don't fret about what you owe on your taxes or the money you still have to pay Uncle Sam for those school loans because these artists have had it way worse. Just know that you're not alone. Check out 10 Rappers With Major Money Problems Over the Years.

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Marvel Comics Releases More Hip-Hop Variant Covers [PHOTOS]

Marvel continues to bridge the two worlds of comics and music by releasing more of their Hip-Hop Variant Covers featuring Nas, Big Pun, J. Cole and more.

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10 Epic Beefs in Hip-Hop History

Before Drake and Meek Mill were going at it with diss tracks, they learned how to battle their opponents from the best veteran MCs before them. Check out 10 Epic Beefs in Hip-Hop History.

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Rudimental Talk ‘We the Generation’ Album, Getting Starstruck by Nas and Collaborating With Bobby Womack [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

London-bred band Rudimental open up about their new album, 'We the Generation,' getting starstruck by Nas and collaborating with Bobby Womack.

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Nas Pens Open Letter About Race Relations in America: ‘We Need to Improve as a Nation’

Nas went on Instagram and wrote an open letter on race relations in America.

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