Honoring Excellence in Journalism and the Arts.
DAMN!, by Kendrick Lamar: Recording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.
Above you’re reading exactly what the pulitzer.org is writing on the 2018 winners list.
It seems that Kendrick’s music is unstoppable. And how couldn’t it be? With Dr.Dre at his side as a producer and a long list of collaborators in music, Lamar delivers each time a great album since his very beggining. With his previous release “To Pimp A Butterfly”, the standards were set on a high level as it was one of the most amazing recordings that we’ve listened to in this decade. With DAMN! , Lamar tells more stories. Lyrically he is delivering the best in hip-hop and the whole direction of the album is like listening to a theatre play (like the “…Butterfly” was). So , now after the Grammys he’s got a Pulitzer prize.
Enough said and written, i live in Greece where in the music business, record companies, A&R, radio stations, DJs etc., they still consider this music’s not worth listening to and they don’t even promote it on the media. Prefering the cheesy side of music scene, there are only a few that understand and try to play this music to the masses. With this article and as i’ve said many many times on my social media accounts, let’s all together deliver something better, worth listening to, to the Greek audience. Let’s teach the new generation in this country that music is in large scale and artists of the last decade really try to make a difference, singing about the real problems in life and delivering it with musical artistry.