Pariah to Pulitzer: Lakeyta Bonnette Discusses Rap Music’s Path

Posted On May 9, 2018
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Writing to The Conversation, Associate Professor Lakeyta Bonnette discusses how Rap music made it to the Pulitzer Prize after being fought for years. “While some have attempted to silence rap because of its raw portrayal of life in inner-city communities, people increasingly see its value. Like slave narratives, rap music has given an authentic and candid voice to the voiceless,” Bonnette writes. Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win last April comes in the hip-hop celebrates its 45th birthday.

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