Jet Fuel Jukebox: “K.Dot won a Pulitzer” Edition

Yeah, you read that title right. If you’re not familiar with the pseudonym “K.Dot,” that’s just another stage name of today’s greatest rapping talent, Kendrick Lamar. And yes, yesterday he was announced as having won the Pulitzer Prize for music this past year for his album, DAMN. This makes him not only the first ever rap artist to be awarded the prize, but also the only musician to not belong to classical or jazz genres since Pulitzer began awarding prizes for music in 1943. Quite a feat, and a much deserved win.

Because of the monumental win for Kendrick, I have ended this week’s Jukebox with one of my favorite tracks on DAMN. Elsewhere on the playlist, Jake and I have highlighted stunning new singles by Nicki Minaj, Empress Of, and Kali Uchis. Outside of those three, there’s another 16 impressive songs we’ve added to round out this week’s playlist.

— Michael Lane, Blog

Jake’s Picks:

  • “High Five” – Sigrid
  • “Chun-Li” – Nicki Minaj
  • “Sky Full Of Song” – Florence + The Machine
  • “Ferrari” – Bebe Rexha
  • “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” – Bleachers
  • “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” – Belinda Carlisle
  • “Irreplaceable” – Beyoncé
  • “Come Alive” – The Greatest Showman Cast
  • “Sleep Deprived” – LEON
  • “Gold” – Marina and the Diamonds

Michael’s Picks:

  • “Dead To Me” – Kali Uchis
  • “Trust Me Baby” – Empress Of
  • “No Winners” – Demon Days
  • “Relapse” – Knxwledge, Traffic
  • “BROKEN GIRLS” – Saba
  • “Lagoon” – GRMLN
  • “Hanging On” – The Tracks
  • “Get In My Car” – BRONCHO
  • “These Things Take Time” – The Smiths
  • “FEEL.” – Kendrick Lamar

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