Kendrick Lamar wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music

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“When rapper Kendrick Lamar was recently announced as the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music, it signaled a shift and ignited a debate. Lamar’s selection, which was the first time the Pulitzer was given to a non-classical or non-jazz record in the award’s history, inspired impassioned reactions from cultural critics and writers around the country. Four professors in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music share their thoughts about the Compton-born rappers’ historic win.”

Read the full article at Newsroom UCLA.