Kendrick Lamar just made history. His album DAMN., which recently celebrated it’s one year anniversary, has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It is the first non-classical or jazz piece to win the prestigious award. On Monday, The Pulitzer board called the album, “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
This is clearly epic, but some people — to be more specific, some white people, are not happy for Lamar. Check out some of the craziest reactions below.
Provocative? Ridiculous? Obscene? Racist? This is considered “music”? No wonder the Pulitzer has remained a joke (cough … Obama ..) and America is in such a state. Appalling.
Fortunately, there are some people who are clapping back at the insanity, see some of the tweets below:
The amount of racist and BS hate that Kendrick Lamar is getting for winning the Pulitzer is disgusting, but not all that suprising. We get it; you don't like rap, but if you can't see the artistry and craft in it, that's your problem. Take a step back and leave the conversation.
K.Dot has been a force in the music industry ever since his debut album Section. 80 in 2011. He is a 12-time Grammy and DAMN. is Kendrick’s most successful album when it comes to both critical acclaim and sales. This is a big win for both Kendrick Lamar and the hip-hop community as the line between rap and the rest of music continues to blur. So for all the haters who are enraged that Kendrick Lamar is winning — get over it.
You can watch the announcement for the 2018 Pulitzer prize below.