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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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Kendrick Lamar on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 23, 2017. Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his album “DAMN.” (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Review | Drake and Kendrick Lamar Beef

By Quinn Cilea, Culture Editor May 21, 2024
Drake and Kendrick Lamar have become the most recent rap beef, with the pair trading punches and competing to see who can punch lower
Editorial | What your top artist on Spotify Wrapped says about you

Editorial | What your top artist on Spotify Wrapped says about you

By The Pitt News Editorial Board December 2, 2022
The Pitt News Editorial Board discusses what your top artist on Spotify says about your personality.
Kendrick Lamar on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 23, 2017. Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his album “DAMN.” (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Editorial: Hip-hop’s presence in Pulitzer Prize long overdue

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 18, 2018

When perusing a list of past Pulitzer Prize for Music award winners and their compositions, it’s not hard to spot Kendrick Lamar’s presence. His 2017 album, “DAMN.,” dropped onto the list with...

Cover art for The Strokes Is This It (2001)

Defining the college experience in three albums

By Ian Flanagan / Culture Editor May 31, 2016

Whether it’s introspective headphone listening in a dark dorm room, or being knocked out by subwoofers at a loud party, music permeates college life. Though it frequently surrounds us, music is only...

At.Long.Last.A$AP an unremarkable tribute

“At.Long.Last.A$AP” an unremarkable tribute

By Nick Mullen / Staff Writer June 24, 2015

“At.Long.Last.A$AP”A$AP RockyReleased: May 25Grade: B+After much speculation and delay, the sophomore album from hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky, “At.Long.Last.A$AP,” dropped unexpectedly on May 25.Compared...

Kendrick Lamars Butterfly a rich, vitriolic masterpiece

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Butterfly’ a rich, vitriolic masterpiece

By Dan Willis / Staff Writer March 19, 2015

Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a ButterflyGrade: AEarlier this year, New York pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones left his post to become executive editor of the user-generated lyric annotation website Genius (formerly...

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