Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Award

Started by Trackz, Apr 16, 2018, in Kendrick Lamar Add to Reading List

  1. Trackz
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    Apr 16, 2018


    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, d---, 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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  2. OwI
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    OwI I was riding on a bike on a very late night

    Apr 16, 2018
    This is huge *pause*
    Salute
     
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Apr 16, 2018
    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. Johnny Guitar
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    Apr 16, 2018
    It's really crazy how far he's come
    Well deserved. Good for him.
     
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  5. Mraczewsky
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    Apr 16, 2018
    yes but on the other hand who the f--- cares
     
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  6. WPG
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    WPG sxn80 Rory Gilmore

    Apr 16, 2018
    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."
     
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    Mraczewsky r.i.p. mac

    Apr 16, 2018
    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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    Apr 16, 2018
    d--- was s--- it really just came and went, both his previous albums were a lot better
     
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    Apr 16, 2018
    I liked d---, but I never imagined it would achieve this much.
     
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    Groovy Tony Grandma's baby Eddie Kane

    Apr 16, 2018
    TPAB should have gotten this award tbh
     
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    Apr 16, 2018
    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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    Apr 17, 2018
    gkmc should have won it. s--- is a masterpiece
     
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    Apr 17, 2018
    PAC helped paved the way...good for Kendrick well deserved
     
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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


    d--- is his best, followed by tpab. And considering d--- is still selling quite well each week, it for sure didn't come and go :dead:
     
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    Apr 17, 2018
    Both d--- and TPAB deserved it, but props to kendrick for winning the award with his magnum opus
     
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    Apr 17, 2018
    I could, easily one of the best albusm I've heard this decade.
     
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    Apr 17, 2018
    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 d--- and s80 to be his best albums
     
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    Apr 17, 2018
    Tpab is amazing though
     
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