Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer

2018-04-17 by Andrew Walker | 31 Comments
World-renowned Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music earlier this week for his 2017 album DAMN. Lamar's fourth album was widely-acclaimed and topped many of last year's Best Of lists. He is the first non-jazz/classical artist to win this award since it's introduction in 1943.

Lamar has yet to release a statement on his win.

See a full list of the winners by following the below link.
http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/2018

Tagged: Kendrick Lamar

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brosephmcbrah
April 17th 2018
61 Comments


in b4 Bruno Mars snub joke.

ProjectFreak
April 17th 2018
2698 Comments


I like to think this is a retroactive reward for TPAB

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2018
17252 Comments


l o l

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GetLow
April 17th 2018
1635 Comments


He should've won it for Youngest Head Nigga in Charge.

luckdaboss
April 17th 2018
35 Comments


He should've won it for Don't Wanna Know by Maroon 5 ft. Kendrick Lamar.

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gryndstone
April 17th 2018
1072 Comments


i think it's pretty cool that the pulitzer went to something completely outside of what it normally does, that's really important

foxblood
April 17th 2018
8860 Comments


terrible album wins irrelevant award. this is pandering

SandwichBubble
April 17th 2018
6506 Comments


When's someone on sput gonna win a Pulitzer

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foxblood
April 17th 2018
8860 Comments


when one of us makes a joke commercial rap album

hansoloshotfirst
April 17th 2018
836 Comments


Damn.

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SandwichBubble
April 17th 2018
6506 Comments


@foxblood I meant one for journalism, we have so many good candidates

foxblood
April 17th 2018
8860 Comments


oh, yeah a non music award. good point, won't happen though

SandwichBubble
April 17th 2018
6506 Comments


We'll get em next year, boys.

Thrust!
April 17th 2018
3184 Comments


I'll take Things That No One Cares About for 1000 Alex

Sinternet
April 17th 2018
16441 Comments


pfft i won one of those years ago

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butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2018
7855 Comments


hahahahahahahahahahahaha

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macman76
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2018
2061 Comments


The Pulitzer for the most prominent data blog (Russian-sounding music website edition) goes to....

CygnusX1
April 17th 2018
326 Comments


Should've won the award for the genius direction he went with on the collectors edition

Sinternet
April 17th 2018
16441 Comments


'The Pulitzer for the most prominent data blog (Russian-sounding music website edition) goes to....'

....Onionbubs for 'Rise Against Pickslide Counter'! Sorry mac dude better luck next time

macman76
Staff Reviewer
April 17th 2018
2061 Comments


This is like when mr. burns lost at that film festival

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2018
7855 Comments


the pull and tug-itzer continues..

SandwichBubble
April 17th 2018
6506 Comments


"Mastodon and Deftones Ranked at the Same Time" nominated for the Public Service category

Prancer
April 17th 2018
777 Comments


Should've won the award for NATION.

brainmelter
April 17th 2018
5375 Comments


honestly hilarious
even funnier that it's his worst alb in his whole discog

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BigTuna
April 17th 2018
5230 Comments


people on sputnikmusic are very cynical



PistolPete
April 17th 2018
4706 Comments


This guys life is far superior to mine

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LibGyps
April 18th 2018
38 Comments


Even though someone said it, this is an award for TPAB or maybe even GKMC because DAMN. ain't that great and is easily his worst album. I feel like if any musician should've won a Pulitzer it should be Father John Misty for Pure Comedy because that album is a great examination and satirical look on the world, even though I'm not a massive fan of the album. Just my two cents.

someguest
April 18th 2018
29615 Comments


Definitely a political move. TPAB is his only work eligible (so far).

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Wildhoney
April 18th 2018
177 Comments


Pitchfork's article on this explained how the judges ended up choosing Damn. Pretty fucking hilarious lol. But I guess if any artist currently working in popular music deserves it, it's kendrick. Not gonna hate, good for him

GetLow
April 18th 2018
1635 Comments


" I don’t know specifically what the piece was, but in this case they were considering a piece of music they felt had hip-hop influences and said, “Well if we’re considering a piece of music that has hip-hop influences, why aren’t we considering hip-hop?” And someone said, “That’s exactly what we should do.” And then someone said, “We should be considering Kendrick Lamar” and the group said “absolutely.” So then, right then, they decided to listen to the entire album and decided “This is it.” "

I don't know how anyone can take this award seriously anymore.

bigweinerdon
April 18th 2018
47 Comments


What a joke bahah



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