🎤 Kendrick Lamar first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize for music | Al Jazeera English - http://ctlive.info | cape town south africa vacationApril 17, 2018 10:53 am Categorised in: International
Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, in what is seen as a cultural milestone.
Called the “voice of a generation”, 30-year-old Kendrick Lamar mixes hip-hop with poetry and political protest.
His common subjects of race, police brutality and perseverance made his songs the anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.
His album Damn, released in April 2017, has been praised for bridging hip hop with high art.
Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.
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