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Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Award

Started by Trackz, Apr 16, 2018, in Music

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    Apr 16, 2018 Kids See Ghosts



    The award is given “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year,” according to the Pulitzer Prize Board.

    Released in April, 2017, DAMN, has been defined by the Pulitzer committee as “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”

    The TDE rapper is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award. Congrats to K.Dot and the TDE team!
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 I was riding on a bike on a very late night

    This is huge *pause*
    Salute
     
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    this definitely reinforces dumb ideas about what rap is eligible to be considered high art, but that's not kendrick's fault.
     
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  4. It's really crazy how far he's come
    Well deserved. Good for him.
     
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    #4 Maxson, Apr 16, 2018
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    Apr 16, 2018 I'm exhausted

    yes but on the other hand who the f--k cares
     
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    i mean, a lot of people care. i care. we all should. it's like kanye tweeting "the grammys shouldn't just be me and jay in suits."
     
    #6 WPG, Apr 16, 2018
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    Apr 16, 2018 I'm exhausted

    i mean it still wouldnt bother me bu I dont review music for a living so thats a different perspective

    hope u have a great day :hugs:
     
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  8. DAMN was shit it really just came and went, both his previous albums were a lot better
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 Kids See Ghosts

    I liked DAMN, but I never imagined it would achieve this much.
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 Grandma's baby Eddie Kane

    TPAB should have gotten this award tbh
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 Kids See Ghosts

    Perhaps, but TPAB touched on a lot more political issues. Award institutions and Academies tend to stay away from projects with too much political awareness or perspective.
     
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  12. gkmc should have won it. Shit is a masterpiece
     
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    Apr 17, 2018 Once Upon A Time in Merica

    PAC helped paved the way...good for Kendrick well deserved
     
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  14. Really hope one day this changes but it probably won't
     
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    Apr 17, 2018

    Lets just all be happy he didnt win it for TPAB lol
     
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    Apr 17, 2018

    Lol its kendrick worst album


    Damn is his best, followed by tpab. And considering damn is still selling quite well each week, it for sure didn't come and go :dead:
     
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  18. Both Damn and TPAB deserved it, but props to kendrick for winning the award with his magnum opus
     
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    I could, easily one of the best albusm I've heard this decade.
     
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  20. Well deserved...It's an amazing album and it's the first time kendrick doesn't treat his listeners as a baby with a forced concept. This is the reason why I consider DAMN and s80 to be his best albums
     
    #20 Midwest Face, Apr 17, 2018

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