For many decades, hip-hop was considered an underground culture and art form; however, Harvard University has recognized Nasir Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, by welcoming the rapper into their scholarship program. The program is titled Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship; it aims to support and recognize academic and artistic excellence in individuals with a connection to hip-hop culture and was launched by the Harvard Hip-Hop Archive and W.E.B. DuBois Institue. The Queensbridge MC was more than thrilled to be part of the prestigious institution. Although it is probably unlikely that Nas will actually lecture any classes at the university, it is not completely out of question at this stage.