Harvard Student Graduates With Honors By Submitting School’s First Ever Rap Thesis

by Malachi Weaver

Obasi Shaw is the first student at Harvard University to submit a rap album for a thesis, and he just graduated with Honors.

The 20-year-old student created the 10-song project, Liminal Minds, over the course of about a year. Liminal Minds takes on a different character persona on each song and was inspired by both Shaw’s mother and Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

After Harvard, Shaw will begin work as a software engineer for Google, so it seems the prospect of a future rap career is uncertain. For now, check out Liminal Minds below.

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