Find Out What This Harvard Student Did to Graduate with Honors

Find Out What This Harvard Student Did to Graduate with Honors

Last week, a student made history by becoming the first in the university's existence to submit a Rap album as his senior thesis.

Shaw received an "A" for the project and the first student ever to present a rap album for a thesis.

How handsome the feet that walk the trail of tears, Bare-soled and bloodstained, on display for their peers;Do you know how it feels-to have your history erased?

Entitled "Liminal Minds", he describes it as dark and moody take on modern life for Black Americans, and is inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales".

The 20-year-old spent a year working on the project, which he titled Liminal Minds.

"Rap is a historically black form of art, and if I want to tell a story of black people, the most appropriate art form is to use their art form-to use our art form".

A high-flying Harvard university graduate has graduated with honours from his class after submitting his rap album as final thesis. "Each song is an exploration of that state between slavery and freedom", Shaw said in a statement. "This is one of the very few forms of art that black people can claim as their own", Obasi claims.

While he'd previously considered it just a hobby, it was his mother who suggested he write a rap thesis.

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Shaw explained to the Gazette that the album's title, Liminal Minds, plays on the phrase "criminal minds".

He added, "Rap is a genre in which I can say everything I want to say".

"African-Americans are free, but the effects of salvery still exist".

Seniors at Harvard aren't expected to submit thesis.

"I never thought it would be accepted by Harvard, " Shaw told the Globe. "Although we are no longer enslaved, the effects of slavery still haunt us in society and in our mind", Shaw said.

His thesis adviser Josh Bell termed Shaw an "artist".

The post Havard Student Submits Hip-Hop Album As Final Year Dissertation appeared first on 360Nobs.com. Other colleges have also started to offer minors in hip-hop studies.

Now, Shaw has released the album for full stream, via his SoundCloud profile. He will start doing an internship at a software engineering firm -quite a separate world!

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