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DAMN: Kendrick Lamar Makes History With Pulitzer Win For Rap Album

Video via PBS News Hour In addition to receiving $15,000, Rapper Kendrick Lamar was the first non-classical or jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize earlier this week for his album DAMN. “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 …

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The Icon of a Generation

Today Kendrick Lamar received the Generation Icon award from the State of California. Senator Isadore Hall presented Kendrick the award and spoke very highly of him. He mentioned how Kendrick is a kid from Compton and has elevated far beyond the confines of the inner city into not only mainstream America, but also abroad. He has platinum, classic albums, 2 Grammys and has accomplished so much …

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