Kendrick Lamar Just Did Something No Other Rapper Ever Has
Kendrick Lamar just won an award that no other rapper has ever won. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, tell you what he won. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
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“Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday, providing arguably the biggest surprise as the awards for arts and letters were announced Monday in New York.
Lamar is the first hip-hop artist to win the Pulitzer's music category, which traditionally has honored classical works, even after the category was opened up to jazz and pop in 2005. Jazz master Ornette Coleman won in 2007, but the selection of Lamar is the Pulitzer's biggest swing toward popular music.
Lamar won his Pulitzer for "Damn." — the follow-up album to 2015's searing examination of race in America, "To Pimp a Butterfly." Times pop music criticMikael Wood heralded "Damn." as the 30-year-old artist's graduation to pop superstardom. The Pulitzer committee praised the album as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."
Finalists in the music category were "Quartet" by Michael Gilbertson and "Sound From the Bench" by Ted Hearne.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian