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I dig my friends and their music selections. This one comes as a recommendation from my friend here at work, Danielle, and there's some awesome notes I need to include here.
For one, Nas' debut album turns 20 this year, "Illmatic," which is where this song was featured.
Also, and this blew me away, Nas is Harvard's 2nd hip-hop fellow. The Nasir Jones fellowship "will provide selected scholars and artists with an opportunity to show that 'education is real power,' as it builds upon the achievements of those who demonstrate exceptions capacity for productive scholarship and exceptional creative ability in the arts, in connection with hip-hop." Here's more info on this!
Anyone else floored by this? I know I am! Impressive, for sure. And somehow encouraging, both in song and artist respect, for an otherwise tough hump day for us all.
Because songs define our moments.