Vanity Fair has been blessed with a Kendrick Lamar cover, complete with an expansive photo history piece and accompanying interview focused on his recent history-making Pulitzer honor.
Bagging a Pulitzer, Lamar explained, was something he never thought would happen. “[When I heard I got it], I thought, to be recognized in an academic world . . . whoa, this thing really can take me above and beyond,” he told writer Lisa Robinson. “It’s one of those things that should have happened with hip-hop a long time ago. It took a long time for people to embrace us—people outside of our community, our culture—to see this not just as vocal lyrics, but to see that this is really pain, this is really hurt, this is really true stories of our lives on wax.”
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