Monday, 16 April 2018

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for Music

quote [ Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor. The Pulitzer board announced the selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African American life." ]

I did not see this coming.

A lot of this guy's material is over my head/beyond my experience, but I sure like the way he delivers it.

[SFW] [music] [+7]
[by HoZay@11:38pmGMT]


midden said[1] @ 11:57am GMT on 17th Apr
Hmm. I'm old enough/out of touch enough, that I have heard the guy's name, but I wouldn't recognize his face or his music. I'm guessing that the google can play it for me. Doing so is probably my civic duty.

I do know that Drake is the guy with the painted on beard, though. Perhaps I should listen to some of his music, too.
HoZay said @ 2:01pm GMT on 17th Apr
Yes, compare and contrast.
midden said[1] @ 4:59pm GMT on 17th Apr [Score:1 Underrated]
I just read all the lyrics to, DAMN, and listened to the top half dozen songs from that album on youtube. It is nice to see hip-hop lyrics several notches more sophisticated than the usual license plate buzzing stuff, and an attempt at melodic composition. But Pulitzer quality music? Give me De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Arrested Development, et al. (And I'm not saying they deserve a Pulitzer.)

I think I have to resign myself to the fact that I will never be with the the times again.
HoZay said @ 7:08pm GMT on 17th Apr
Hey, you made an effort. On the bright side, the younglings will be putting us down soon, so our approval won't really matter.
stv179 said @ 7:33pm GMT on 19th Apr
Der betreffende Nutzer hat das Video in deinem Land nicht zur Verfügung gestellt.

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