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Obasi Shaw Rocks Harvard with Hip Hop

Obasi-Shaw1Obasi Shaw, a soon-to-be graduate of Harvard University,  has made history with a 10-track Hip Hop album entitled “Liminal Minds.”

Shaw, 20, will graduate from Harvard University with one of the highest honors having submitted the Hip Hop album for his final thesis. The album submission is the first of its kind in Harvard’s history. 

It was Shaw’s mother who originally ignited the idea, when she saw how passionate her son was about writing lyrics and performing in on-campus open mic shows.

Liminal Minds, told from the perspective of a different character, was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s seminal 14th century piece, The Canterbury Tales, and is centered on black identity in the United States.

Once he graduates, Shaw will begin working for Google as a software engineer. His album is available here, free of charge.

This is a call to record labels everywhere: can someone please offer this young man a record deal?

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

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