Posts Tagged “Kendrick Lamar”

Beats by Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre

FACT OF THE DAY: Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Romelle Young) is a well known rapper and music producer. He’s made his fair share of money producing hit songs for himself as well as songs for artists such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. Which makes it hard to believe that the sales of his Beats headphones have produced more money than his music has.

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First Rapper to Win Pulitzer Prize

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar

FACT OF THE DAY:  Rapper/Songwriter Kendrick Lamar has just made history. He became the first rapper ever to be given the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He was given the honor for his album DAMN, which was released on April 14, 2017.

Lamar became the first non-jazz or non-classical performer to win this award. The Pulitzer board referred to DAMN 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.”

 

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