To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar has vowed to resist complacency and stay creative after he became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Pulitzer judges upended decades of tradition by awarding its music prize on April 16 to Kendrick Lamar for his rap album "DAMN.," a sharp departure from the classical and jazz works the body have consistently favored. The decision, which drew praise and surprise online, quickly overshadowed other arts winners, including Andrew Sean Greer's win in the fiction category.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on ay as the glitzy gala took a political turn with impassioned denunciations of white supremacists in America.
Lamar won the most prestigious award of Video of the Year for "HUMBLE.," his ironic look at his growing fame in which he dresses up as everything from the pope to Jesus in "The Last Supper."
Famous singer Pharrell Williams dedicated his song “Freedom” to refugees fleeing to Europe and hailed the contribution of immigrants to the economy and culture of US and other countries around the world.
“Let them in!” Pharrell Williams said performing his new track ‘Freedom’ at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan.