Last Lap: What Rapper Now Has A Harvard Fellowship In His Name?

John Mayer releases a laid-back track from his next album, the music world loses a blues legend, and Earl Sweatshirt finds out just how fiercely loyal Jay-Z fans can be.

  • Harvard University is sponsoring the Nasir Jones Fellowship, a scholarly program obviously drawing its inspiration from lyrical legend Nas. Where do we sign up? [Vibe]
  • John Mayer has released the tracklist for Paradise Valley, his upcoming LP. And peep the lyric video for his song, “Wildfire.”[Idolator]

  • Blues singer “T-Model” Ford has died. The Mississippi crooner learned to play the guitar in his late 50s and kept the southern music tradition going. Ford’s age is undetermined, but he may have been as old as 94. [Spin]
  • Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt faced a Twitter backlash after criticizing Jay-Z’s latest album. See what the MC has to say about the furor. [MTV]

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