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Black musicians deserve proper recognition at the Grammys

Black musicians deserve proper recognition at the Grammys

February 10, 2019

Over the past 60 years, the Grammys have only awarded 10 Black musicians with the coveted Album of the Year trophy. Many Black artists have taken note of this fact and decided not to attend the ceremony this...

Crowning the voice of the next generation

Crowning the voice of the next generation

April 25, 2018

On April 16, Kendrick Lamar  accomplished an amazing feat by winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music for his April 2017 album, “DAMN.” This marks the first time the award has been given t...

‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ promotes important discussion

‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ promotes important discussion

Daniel Sunkari, contributing writer

March 26, 2015

Filed under Columns, Music, Opinions, Showcase, Today

When the biggest rapper of our day dedicates his success to the conversation of black self-empowerment, it should not be ignored. Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surfaced...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ metamorphoses the rap industry for the better

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ metamorphoses the rap industry for the better

Stephanie Thai, Assistant Video Producer

March 19, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life

Because of its early and unexpected release, Kendrick Lamar’s album “To Pimp a Butterfly” is the drop that needs to be heard around the world. Alongside rap and vocals, Lamar’s third album “To...