Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for excellence in newspaper journalism, literary achievements and musical composition. Rapper Kendrick Lamar was chosen for this year’s music prize. So who is Kendrick Lamar? First, a bit of an introduction: Kendrick Lamar Visits Mr. Mooney’s Class.
A North Bergen, N.J. high school teacher, Brian Mooney, blog posted on the internet a project that his class created to explore the connections between Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye and Kendrick Lamar’s song “Complexion” from his album To Pimp A Butterfly. The internet posting was incredibly popular and eventually came to the attention of Lamar, motivating him to visit the high school and Mr. Mooney’s class. Highlights from the visit:
And now for the full-on Kendrick Lamar experience from the 2018 60th Grammys, with assists from U2 and Dave Chappelle: [Read more…]