Kendrick Lamar

 
#MeToo-era Pulitzers give Trump one on the nose
#MeToo-era Pulitzers give Trump one on the nose
This year the Pulitzer juries responded to the zeitgeist of the Donald Trump era, awarding prizes to works that appraise perhaps the most notable...
Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer
Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer
The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper won the award for his 2017 album DAMN, which the award panel describes as “a virtuosic...
A soundtrack with its eye on the score
A soundtrack with its eye on the score
Coming of age in the 1990s, an age when Hollywood and hip-hop were newly locked in holy matrimony, a fair share of our music listening was made up...
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
Kendrick Lamar's "All the Stars" video in appropriation scandal
The appropriation of visual artist Lina Iris Viktor’s work in the video to Black Panther soundtrack song 'All The Stars' has become an...
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
The Peppettas were the fifth black family to move into Bluewater Bay in Port Elizabeth. This fact came to my parents by way of a “maid” who...
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
Poets reclaim Cape Town's historical narrative
‘It’s funny that you call this place Kaapstad. Kaap means ‘steal’ in Dutch. Kapen. ‘To steal’,” says Sjaan Flikweert. She says this...
On the lists week: DAMN, Falling Upwards and ​the Black Christ of the Andes
On the lists week: DAMN, Falling Upwards and ​the Black Christ of the Andes
THE PLAY LISTBlack Christ of the Andes: Mary-Lou Williams. Like this unforgettable utterance from the one and only...
The weekly pop sack: Walking into the obscure like
The weekly pop sack: Walking into the obscure like
OPINIONIt seems that every week brings us more reason for disbelief. These days South Africans appear united only by this and not a lot else....
Lamar shut out as Swift, Sheeran, Mars win top Grammy awards
Lamar shut out as Swift, Sheeran, Mars win top Grammy awards
Rapper Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy winners on Monday with five wins but was shut out of the night's top categories as Taylor Swift nabbed album...
Grammy awards 2016: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd lead nominations
Grammy awards 2016: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd lead nominations
The nominations for 2016's Grammy awards have been announced with singers Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and hip hop star Kendrick Lamar...
Kendrick Lamar stirs up the rap on race
Kendrick Lamar stirs up the rap on race
"They accidentally shoot more niggas out here than any place in the world,” the comedian Richard Pryor said in the 1970s about police brutality...
Jo'burg crowd goes mad for Kendrick Lamar
Jo'burg crowd goes mad for Kendrick Lamar
US rapper Kendrick Lamar's tour kicked off at Durban’s Wave House on Friday and ends at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town on Sunday....

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