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obsidianchrysalis
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"F' a Grammy - Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer Prize for DAMN. (swipe)"


  

          

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/16/kendrick-lamar-scored-a-pulitzer-prize-for-his-album-damn.html

30-year-old rapper Kendrick Lamar just made history by scoring a Pulitzer Prize for his album 'Damn'

Ruth Umoh | @ruthumohnews 8 Mins Ago

Twelve-time Grammy award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 album "Damn," the organization announced Monday.

Twelve-time Grammy award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 album "Damn," the organization announced Monday.

This makes Lamar the first rapper to win a Pulitzer and his album becomes the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award, reports the Associated Press.

In explaining the reasoning behind their selection, The Pulitzer Committee cited Lamar's "virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

According to CBS News, the 30-year-old rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, which comes with a $15,000 payout.

Since bursting on to the music scene in 2011, Lamar has been applauded for his deep lyricism, live performances and his ability to mix African sounds with poetry, the spoken word, hip-hop, jazz and funk.

AllMusic, an online music guide, refers to Lamar as "one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him."

"Damn" received critical acclaim upon its release and won a Grammy for best rap album, best rap performance, best rap/sung performance, best rap song and best music video.

Last year, Pitchfork called "Damn" a "masterpiece of rap," while Rolling Stone described it as "a dazzling display of showy rhyme skills, consciousness-raising political screeds, self-examination and bass-crazy-kicking."

Both musical publications also lauded his lyrical adeptness. "Storytelling has been Lamar's greatest skill," Matthew Trammell wrote for Pitchfork. "Somehow, he's gotten better."

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Officially the most overrated album of all-time
Apr 16th 2018
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RE: Officially the most overrated album of all-time
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      RE: Officially the most overrated album of all-time
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      Has to be current music
Apr 17th 2018
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      They wasn't giving out pulitzers for hip-hop twenty years ago
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      the first jazz win was in 1996.
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He deserves it. A win for hip hop too
Apr 16th 2018
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RE: agreed
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Yeah. DAMN is more personal than social commentary to me.
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Hopefully this award makes up for being passed over for the Grammy AOTY
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Cheers me up from some other things going on in hip hop
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From now on it's the DAMN Pulitzer Prize!
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TPAB ain't win it tho?
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:)
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1. "Officially the most overrated album of all-time"
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Good look for Hip-Hop though and congratulations to K Dot

  

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3. "RE: Officially the most overrated album of all-time"
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This is where I'm at with it.. its dope that hip hop is finally getting recognized as literary works of art. But....... there are tons of albums that make better case studies for the attributes cited for DAMN's win

-Mos Def's Black on both sides
-Public Enemy's It takes a nation...

I could go on but why bother.. it's good to know people outside of hip hop are finally paying attention I guess

  

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sersey
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Shit.... anyone ever think about how Pharoahe Monch's entire PTSD album is essentially a journey into mental health in the black community. And beautifully crafted with the type of wordplay that ONLY Pharoahe could mesh together.

Now That is an album that maintains a theme with purpose and dexterity. Pulitzer worthy for sure. But whadoIknow!?!

  

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5. "Has to be current music"
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So those albums wouldn’t be eligible now.

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6. "They wasn't giving out pulitzers for hip-hop twenty years ago"
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Damn sure not thirty years ago

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8. "the first jazz win was in 1996."
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2. "He deserves it. A win for hip hop too"
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he shoulda won it for TPAB, but we should take it either way

  

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10. "Yeah. DAMN is more personal than social commentary to me."
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I could have seen TPAB being more in line with something an organization that deals with social issues like the Pulitzer would award. Especially since the release mentioned that the award was giving because DAMN. highlighted important experiences in the Black community, which I think TPAB did better.

The most comfortable and wisest people are those who watch their health when they are healthy; guard their country when it is untroubled; and cultivate their fields well when weeds are nonexistent or scarce. - Reverend Dosung Yoo

  

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11. "Hopefully this award makes up for being passed over for the Grammy AOTY"
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The most comfortable and wisest people are those who watch their health when they are healthy; guard their country when it is untroubled; and cultivate their fields well when weeds are nonexistent or scarce. - Reverend Dosung Yoo

  

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9. "Cheers me up from some other things going on in hip hop"
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I guess hip hop is big enough for everything.

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12. "From now on it's the DAMN Pulitzer Prize!"
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that's how I'm referring to it from now on

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13. "TPAB ain't win it tho?"
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this is like a participation trophy. some make-up call shit.

and yes, DAMN. is officially the most overrated album of all-time.

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He just keeps on winning.

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