What happens when a budding rapper combines his faith, a love of literature and a message of social justice? A historic thesis project is born. Twenty-year-old Obasi Shaw made history just a few weeks ago as the first Harvard student to submit a rap album as an honors thesis. His album is called “Liminal Minds.” The album is his reflection on being black in America. It was also inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.” Obasi Shaw graduated summa cum laude minus from Harvard University in May 2017.


- Obasi Shaw, rapper and creator of "Liminal Minds." Follow him on Twitter.

BONUS: Listen to "Liminal Minds" now! WARNING: This is the unedited version of his album, so it does contain profanity.