Obasi Shaw is the young student of the prestigious Harvard university in USA, who has been buzzing for a few days, on the Internet. From the official Twitter account of the university, it was learned that this young black student surprised everyone during the presentation of his thesis. He opted for an unusual, high risk method, as being unprecedented.
Obasi Shaw, dressed like a high school student, with his hair tuft, his backpack, presented his thesis as an artistic performance of a rapper, with chapters organized like the titles of an album.
The album was baptized “Liminal Minds” with influences from Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. He thus poses as the very first in the history of the prestigious Harvard University to propose a thesis in the manner of a rap album. He obtained, to the surprise of all, the best score.
The young student explains his choice to the newspaper of the university in these words: “Blacks in the United States are somehow caught between freedom and slavery. They are free but the effects of slavery still exist in society and in the subconscious of people. Each song is an exploration of black liminarity, between slavery and freedom. “