Kendrick Lamar Makes History, Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music For "DAMN"


Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and his whole team!

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to collect the award.

According to The Associated Press, "The Pulitzer board said Monday the album is a "virtuosic song collection" and said it captures 'the modern African American life'".

DAMN. also won the 2018 Grammy award for Best Rap Album of the year, however, many were quick to acknowledge how curious it was his Pulitzer-worthy work still had yet to win a Grammy for Album of the Year.

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The 30-year-old's fourth studio album, which was released in April 2017, features 14 tracks, including "HUMBLE".

Lamar is known for his piercing lyrics, political statements and his fired-up (sometimes literally) performances.

The Pulitzer prize is best known for recognising United States journalism, but it also gives awards for books, poetry and music.

The New York Times and the New Yorker magazine shared the honor for public service for their reporting on the sexual harassment allegation against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.