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Kendrick Lamar Sets New rap Record ; Becomes first artist to win Pulitzer prize for music

Kendrick Lamar Sets New rap Record ; Becomes first artist to win Pulitzer prize for music

by | 16th April 2018
Man on Fire ; Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer prize in music.

#FACTS FIRST

 

 

  • Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the pulitzer prize for Music on Monday April 16 2018  for his critically acclaimed 2017 album ”DAMN
  • Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper to ever win the award , which has historically been dominated by classical and Jazz music
  • kendrick Lamar is a 12 time Grammy award winner.
  • kendrick Lamar , in  2016 was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world .
  • kendrick Lamar is a member of the west coast hip hop super group ‘Black Hippy”, alongside his TDE label mates and fellow south los-aneles based rappers Ab-soul , Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q.
  • kendrick Lamar has surpassed Eminem as the rapper with the most nominations in a single night , and second overall behind Micheal Jackson , who holds the record of 12 nominations since 1984 (Grammys)
  • Kendrick Lamar’s debut major -label  Album “good kid , m.A.A.d city , was named as one of the 100 Best debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone .
  • Kendrick Lamar in 2015 was included by Billboard as one of the 10 greatest rappers of all time
  • Kendrick Lamar is HIPHOP’S SAVIOR .

 

Kendrick Lamar #G.O.A.T

 

 

 

Rap artist Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to win the Pulitzer prize for music , for his Magnum opus “DAMN” , adding another feather to his hat , making him the first rapper to ever win the prestigious award .

 

Honestly when i hear any News about Kdot ,i get really excited ,  because the 30year old compton native is the breath of fresh air to rap music , he is to hip hop as amen is to prayer , and on that note it is only natural that he breaks barriers that were once thought to be an impasse .

Hands up if you have ever won a Pulitzer prize for music .

 

last years prize in the category went to a composer by the name Dun You with the album  ”Angel’s bone”, not only that the past several decades of winners have also been dominated by instrumentalists .

 

kendrick’s 2017 album “DAMN” was the ”Billboard best selling album of the year, but it lost the grammy to Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic .

 

Pulitzer.com described lamar’s work as ,

 

”Recording released on April 14, 2017 , a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular

authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing

the complexity of modern African -American life .”