The Nas generation of scholars: finally, a Grammy for the hip hop artist who led me to liberation | Curio

The Nas generation of scholars: finally, a Grammy for the hip hop artist who led me to liberation

11 mins | Mar 31, 2021

How rap can create a blueprint for curiosity. After thirty years, Nas won his first Grammy for his 13th studio album. In tribute to this achievement, Darryl Robertson reflects on how the rapper’s discography, that champions black history and literature, sparked his life-changing journey from heroin dealer to Columbia University student.

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