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L.A. Times - Pop & Hiss

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Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize sparks lively — and at times snobby — conversations on the aesthetics of music

1 day ago
If a sampling of some classical music aesthetes on social media is to be believed, April 16 marked the day the music died. A rapper — a rapper! — named Kendrick Lamar was placed on a pedestal as the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music, joini... more info

Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer Prize. Here are five songs that show why

2 days ago
Much of the reaction to Monday’s announcement that the Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar had won a Pulitzer Prize for music with his album “Damn” amounted to something like: Finally. A steadily strengthening force since its birth in the 1970s, aspe... more info

Kendrick Lamar’s work has long alluded to other Pulitzer Prize winners

2 days ago
Kendrick Lamar’s achievement as the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize for music is an epochal achievement in hip-hop, and in Pulitzer history for acknowledging the genre’s importance in American cultural life. But there is some precedent and n... more info

A TV critic on watching Beyoncé's Coachella performance at home

3 days ago
Saturday night, my Twitter feed having filled up with the hashtag #beychella and a link to a live feed of Beyoncé Knowles' Coachella debut being offered, I went in, out of interest, and stayed out of — what? "Admiration" would be too weak a word, ... more info

Eminem was not the right man to close out Coachella

3 days ago
“How many of y’all remember this?” Eminem asked not long into his performance Sunday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The rapper was introducing “Soldier,” a vintage cut about how tough he is from his 2002 album, “The Emin... more info

Compton's Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win

3 days ago
Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music’s most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for music: Aaron Copland, George Crumb, John Luther Adams, Ornette Coleman, Caroline Shaw and d... more info

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music for 'Damn.'

3 days ago
Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music for his album “Damn,” providing perhaps the biggest surprise as the awards for journalism, arts and letters were announced Monday in New York. Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” wo... more info

Beyoncé announces $100,000 in scholarships to black colleges

3 days ago
After making history as the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé has expanded the scholarship program she launched last year with new donations to four traditionally black universities. Through her BeyGOOD philanthropic initiative, the p... more info

ACM Awards bring country music back near Las Vegas site of shooting rampage

4 days ago
LAS VEGAS — Country singer Jason Aldean is an old hand at awards shows by now, a regular presence among nominees at the annual Grammys, Country Music Assn. and Academy of Country Music ceremonies where he’s piled up dozens of awards and nominatio... more info

How Beyoncé changed Coachella's temperature

4 days ago
So much for the “white people stage.” That’s how Vince Staples, the deeply skeptical Long Beach rapper, referred to the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as he found himself performing — with one eyebrow cocked in sur... more info

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