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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in 'Big Moment for Hip-Hop'

The honor, for the album “DAMN.,” makes the rapper the first nonclassical or jazz musician to receive the honor since the awards expanded to music in 1943.

In late January, the Compton, Calif., rapper Kendrick Lamar lost the Grammy Award for album of the year to Bruno Mars. “DAMN.,” Mr. Though his work is often serious — and searing — Mr. Accessibility concerns? There was none," said Griffin. "It was just welcomed by everyone as an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the art, about Mr. Jack excels as a scholar and writer in the classroom and beyond.

When you hear him you feel like he’s being truthful. Wallace, who has been a staff photographer for The Arizona Republic since 2006, was one of a few videographers who worked on the 15 documentary videos that were part of the project. Paul Benoit ’76,  winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1979 in the Feature Photography category while working for  Boston Herald-American . The newsroom on Mendocino Avenue erupted in cheers and hugs as the awards were announced shortly after noon.

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Rapper's win on Monday made history as the first non-classical or non-jazz artist to win the prestigious prize since the Pulitzers included music in 1943

And it’s not just that no rapper has ever won a Pulitzer. Lamar’s fourth LP, was his third straight to be nominated but ultimately fall short of the trophy, considered by most to be the top prize in popular music. When someone mentioned Mr. Email us at [email protected] . The Pulitzers have been accused of past mistakes when it comes to African-American contributions to music. When Davis first conceived of “The Gulf,” the Deepwater Horizon accident that dumped 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico had not yet happened.

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The Pulitzer Prizes recognize the best journalism in newspapers, magazines and websites. The Pulitzers have long displayed their own bias, making a preference clear for elevated high art rather than the lowly pop culture of the masses. But perhaps not anymore. Lamar’s “DAMN.,” there was “quite a lot of enthusiasm for it,” Mr. FILE - Musician Kendrick Lamar arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California, Aug.

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So many of our friends and families lost their homes and so much more on that October night. Seen the ugly 'brown carpet' on Spring Lake? Jazz composers were long looked down upon, too — Duke Ellington was famously snubbed in 1965, when no award was given. On Monday, Mr. Hajdu said. “A lively and constructive conversation, but no dissent.” He added: “It was a beautiful moment. It's big for hip-hop.

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In 1985, he earned a Pulitzer in the Feature Photography category for a portfolio of images of the famine in Ethiopia and of illegal aliens on the Mexican border. During the month of October, the 47,000-circulation newspaper’s website had nearly 5 million unique users and 78 million page views, Falk said. Brian van der Brug Kendrick Lamar, on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 23, 2017.

Lamar’s “DAMN.” took home an even more elusive honor, one that may never have even seemed within reach: the Pulitzer Prize for music. Some pooh-poohed Mr. I think it's big for our country. Aneurysm strikes baseball pitcher, but why? In 2004, he launched the department’s student journal, Alpata: A Journal of History, and remains its faculty advisor. Add to that list the man nicknamed Kung Fu Kenny.

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Gabrielle Giffords, Mormon fundamentalism in Arizona, environmental issues on the Navajo Nation, meth addiction, inner-city education, mental health and Super Bowls XLII and XLIX. David Carson ’94 , part of the photography staff of the St. We aren’t reporting to corporate types. Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. Lamar is a logical and excellent choice to break through for a number of reasons.

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Kendrick Lamar won the music Pulitzer for "Damn," an album that documents South L.A. black life with wildly accomplished beats and verses. He is the first hip-hop artist to be so honored.

Email: [email protected] . William Snyder ’81 , winner of Pulitzer Prizes in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 2006 while working for  The Dallas Morning News . Louis Post-Dispatch , which won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2015. We aren’t reporting to Wall Street. The classic rock generation is getting ready to retire. The Pulitzers reward excellence in the arts, but at their essence they’re journalism awards, about making sense of what goes on in the world at large.

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Staples Center A photographic look at Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar By Apr 17, 2018 | 7:40 PM But Lamar is not merely the first rapper to earn the Pulitzer in music. Entertainment Newsletter Daily Get breaking stories straight from Hollywood, covering film, television, music and more. Snyder was honored in 1989 in the Explanatory Journalism category. Selene Ramirez, center, looks up crying while she hugs her family members praying at her brother Carlos Martinez’s shrine in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico where Carlos was born.

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Learn about the issues we're tackling. He's the first honored musician who has landed a No. You are now following this newsletter. Snyder was part of a three-person team that reported how the National Transportation Safety Board conducts air-crash investigations following a crash in 1986. Carlos Martinez died several months earlier in the desert of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument near Ajo, Ariz., while trying to illegally cross from Mexico into the United States.

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Everyone here at UF – the department, the dean the university, President [Kent] Fuchs has been very supportive of this book from the very beginning. This page uses Google Analytics ( Google Privacy Policy ). I bet not ever hear one of you ... speak with anything less than respect in your mouth for Kendrick Lamar." Lamar retweeted the above comment but has yet to make a statement of his own. See all newsletters.

Copyright © Rochester Institute of Technology . Porter, who excels at breaking news photography and is never far from a scanner, was the first Press Democrat staffer to realize the wind-whipped blaze that began around 10 p.m. In 2014, in 2016, and again this year, Lamar was nominated for an album of the year Grammy. Speaking to Rolling Stone last year, the 30-year-old Lamar explained that what he was shooting for with DAMN. was a deeply personal project. “It’s all pieces of me.

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The rapper's award for "DAMN." is the first ever given to a non-classical or jazz musician. - Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

We are at a time in history here perhaps there is a new way to analyze what is considered a contribution to music. In his review of “The Gulf” for the New York Times in May 2017, Philip Connors wrote, “In Davis’s hands, the story reads like a watery version of the history of the American West. Getty Images Jodi Kantor (l) and Megan Twohey. In 2017, for instance,the combined genres of R&B and hip-hop proved to be the most consumed music in the U.S. for the first time in history, according to Nielsen Music.

Snyder and  Ken Geiger ’11  won in the Spot News category in 1993 for their images of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Questions or comments? He described scenes of “Armageddon” and worried at times he would become trapped in the narrow canyon road between Calistoga and Santa Rosa. Those defeats were taken not only as losses for Lamar himself, but also for the hip-hop community at large.

Lamar, 30, was unanimous. We’re interested in your feedback on this page. Everyone expects that there would have been some form of resistance. In the tradition of the best historians, Jack weaves a story of a place and its peoples and their uniquely American identity. Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. Advertisement Lamar's lyrical hip-hop has long been uniquely focused on his home city.