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Kendrick Lamar Accepts The Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar was in New York City today to accept the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his album DAMN at Columbia University. It was announced one month ago that Lamar became the first rapper to receive the honor. The award was given in the past to jazz and classical performers. The event streamed live on Facebook and Lamar said upon accepting the ward, “It’s an honor. I’ve been writing my whole life, so to get this type of recognition it’s beautiful.”

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Media Questions Of The Week

Was Kendrick Lamar wrong for stopping a white fan from saying the N-Word at his concert? 

Why did Kanye West pay to use a photo of  Whitney Houston’s old bathroom for Pusha T’s new album Daytona?

Was ABC’s The Last Days Of Michael Jackson just another attempt to exploit Jackson’s name and legacy disguised as admiration? 

 

 

 

 

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Media Questions Of The Week

Will the mystery surrounding Prince’s death ever be uncovered now that prosecutors have closed the investigation for lack of evidence? 

 

What does Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win mean for hip-hop? 

 

 Why didn’t Wendy Williams know who The Clark Sisters were before she made a negative comment about their collaboration with Snoop Dogg? 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Hip-Hop Artist To Win Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar has become the first hip-hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize today for his album DAMN. On the website, DAMN is described 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.” In the past, the Pulitzer for music has gone to Thelonius Monk, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Hank Williams, John Coltrane, George Gershwin and Wynton Marsalis. Hip-Hop has never been recognized by the Pulitzer Prize Board until now.The award comes with a $15,000 payment and a certificate that he will receive at the ceremony next month. 

 

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Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake: King’s Dead Official Video

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake’s “King’s Dead” video is a combination of rock star bragging and life in the neighborhood.  The music is from Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By. Black Panther’s advance into the theater this weekend is the most anticipated opening of the year.

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