Next Nobel committee should consider rappers like Kendrick Lamar

Singer and songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Judith Peraino, a musicologist at Cornell University, says the award finally recognizes the artistry of written lyrics, but the next Nobel committee should consider rappers like Kendrick Lamar for the literature honor.  Bio: http://music.cornell.edu/people/faculty/profile/judith-a-peraino/   Peraino says: “This award finally recognizes the […]

Pioneer and independent – Prince defied culture, gender and race

Judith Peraino, a professor of musicology at Cornell University and an expert in music and queer theory, comments on the sudden death of Prince and says the iconic singer defied musical, cultural, and racial categories. Bio: http://music.cornell.edu/people/faculty/profile/judith-a-peraino/   Peraino says: “Prince was a pioneer in demolishing musical and cultural categories. His unique revolutionary sound fused Jimi Hendrix-style […]