Dana Canedy, the administrator of the prizes, told the New York Times: "It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way".
Presidential politics figured in the prizes for explanatory reporting, given to The Arizona Republic and the USA Today Network.
The music award was the last to be announced at the Pulitzer prize ceremony on Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. In addition to topping many year-end best lists, DAMN was awarded five Grammys, one of it was the Best Rap Album, though it lost out on album of the year to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.
In January, the Hermitage Artist Retreat, along with the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation announced playwright Martyna Majok as the victor of the 2018 Greenfield Prize for Drama.
In an allusion to Trump's frequent "fake news" attacks against the media, she said the Pulitzers recognize "real news of the highest order".
The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, for reports that ruined the career of the Hollywood mogul and sparked an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men.
Kendrick Lamar now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards. In newsrooms like The Times and The Washington Post, the Pulitzers are considered the pinnacle of achievement. He denied dating anyone underage and that he had sexually assaulted anyone.
"But we listened to it and there was zero dissent", Hajdu said.
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According to Hawaii News Now , "The exact number of rescues is unclear, but so far, no major injuries have been reported". At least two houses on the north shore completely washed off their foundations, county spokeswoman Sarah Blane said.
Commentary: John Archibald of the Alabama Media Group.
He was one of several regional journalists and newspapers to be awarded a Pulitzer.
Last March, "Duterte's War" by Mogato, Baldwin, and Marshall also won in the Investigations category, as well as being selected by Amnesty for the Outstanding Impact Award, a new award chosen from across all nominations to recognize journalism that has helped bring about important human rights change.
For a text-cum-video narrative documenting seven days of greater Cincinnati's heroin epidemic.
The Daily Progress received the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for coverage of protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jerry Saltz of NY magazine for his work on visual art in America.
GQ magazine won this year's feature writing prize for a searing profile by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah of Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston in 2015.