Flavor Flav Donated Clock to Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archive on Recent Visit

Flavor Flav Donated Clock to Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archive on Recent Visit

Flavor Flav Donated Clock to Harvard University Hip-Hop Archive on Recent Visit

Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav reportedly donated some of his “time” to a prestigious learning institution earlier this week.

According to The Harvard Gazette, the popular clock-wearing personality was at Harvard University this past Tuesday to appear on Poetry in America, a PBS companion to an Extension School course offered at the institution.

The reality TV star attended the class with songwriter Sam Hollander and Professor Elisa New to discuss 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson’s work. The three of them read from “A Clock Stopped — Not The Mantel’s,” “Publication — is the Auction,” and “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” It was a nearly 90-minute discussion that featured insights into Dickinson’s dark humor and rhyme scheme.

“I have found, as we find in any good seminar, that the intellectual excitement really only happens when a group of people are working together to understand something,” said New, professor emerita in the Department of English. “What’s the most fun is seeing people who are not known as experts on poetry really dig in and get engaged.”

As the class resonated with the Public Enemy alum, he told the audience that he had also made his own attempts at symbolism. The symbol that we all recognize when it comes to Flavor Flav is the gigantic clock he wore around his neck for many years.

“The reason why I wear this clock is because every single second that the minute hand goes around — we have to use each second to the best value,” Flav said. “Once we stop, it still keeps going anyway.”

The 911 is a Joke rapper did leave behind something for the students to remember him by.

Flavor donated one of his clocks to Harvard’s Hiphop Archive this week. The now-sober celebrity stated that he was grateful to spend time with the people who have supported him in the past and in the future.

“It was pretty cool … Being here at Harvard is big. And for me to be able to come and donate one of my clocks to the University, I’m honored.”

Flavor Flav Donated Clock to Harvard University Hip-Hop Archive on Recent Visit

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