FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo released by Hennessy, hip hop artist Nas attends Hennessy Black: A Dinner with LL Cool J and Mark Burnett Celebrating Music's Biggest Night Out in

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo released by Hennessy, hip hop artist Nas attends Hennessy Black: A Dinner with LL Cool J and Mark Burnett Celebrating Music
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2013 file photo released by Hennessy, hip hop artist Nas attends Hennessy Black: A Dinner with LL Cool J and Mark Burnett Celebrating Music's Biggest Night Out in Los Angeles. Harvard University announced Tuesday, July 16, that the 39-year-old rapper is being honored with the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship at its W. E. B. Du Bois Institute. It is a joint venture with Harvard’s Hip-Hop Archive. The fellowship will assist students who excel in the arts “in connection with hip-hop.” Nas is one of hip-hop’s most celebrated lyricists, best known for his reflective rhymes and deep storytelling. (AP Photo/Hennessy, Casey Rodgers, File)