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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: Nas attends the Williams sisters match on day nine of the 2015 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)

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Congrats are in order for Rapper Nas being recognized at  Harvard University.  The 42-year-old was given the prestigious W.E.B DuBois Medal at a ceremony Wednesday night.  The award is named after NAACP founder W.E.B DuBois and honors those across the globe that make significant contributions to African-American culture.  Nas celebrated the honor with fellow recipient and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

According to ‘The Crimson’,  Nas during his acceptance speech, he touched on the impact of the reward he received.

“These are the things the kids need to see,” he said. “The real things. This is a light I want on me. I hope that I can be a great role model for those kids…you can be more than the typical image of rap.”

Congrats again to Nas on this award.

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