Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy spoke to Billboard about Kendrick’s win, revealing the debate that led to the unanimous decision to give DAMN. the prize.

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.”

 

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize | Pitchfork

very cool

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