(ANTIMEDIA ) One remarkable undergraduate student has made history at Harvard University after submitting a rap album as his senior thesis in the English department. Twenty-year-old Obasi Shaw will be graduating from the Ivy League school with honors after his creative work was awarded a grade of summa cum laude minus, the second highest in the department.
Shaw was featured in a profile by the Harvard Gazette as one of “Harvard’s stellar graduates” for his accomplishments at the university, where he was managing editor of the Harvard Ichthus, a Christian journal produced by undergrads. He was also a member of the Christian group Harvard Faith and Action.
The idea to submit a rap thesis actually came from Shaw’s mother, who made the suggestion when she saw her son struggling for an idea as the deadline to submit a proposal for his thesis was rapidly approaching. Shaw began rapping at a bible camp …