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“It’s An Honor”: Watch Kendrick Lamar Accept Pultizer Prize

“It’s An Honor”: Watch Kendrick Lamar Accept Pultizer Prize

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Back in April, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar would be the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize. Now, the Compton rapper has officially received the award.

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Lamar accepted the award at Columbia University in New York on Wednesday for his latest album Damn. After receiving a standing ovation, the Top Dawg Entertainment artist offered a brief speech where he said: “It’s an honor. Been writing my whole life, so to get this type of recognition is beautiful.”

As the narrator in the Facebook livestream notes, Lamar is the “first non-jazz, non-classical music winner of the music category.”

Back when the Pulitzer Board announced Lamar as a recipient of the award, it described Damn. as the following on its website:

“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 life.”

Lamar’s award acceptance happens around the 53:29 mark.

Pulitzer Kenny…..

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Lamar is currently on the TDE Championship Tour. Prior to that, he had a performance in Alabama that became really awkward when he brought a white fan onstage to perform “M.A.A.D City” with him. While rapping the song the fan said the n-word multiple times throughout the performance.


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