Rapper Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music

American Rapper and Songwriter Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album, DAMN., becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to receive the honor.


The Pulitzer board announced the selection on Monday, calling the 2017 LP a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African American life.

DAMN. is Lamar’s fourth studio album, the latest in a series of acclaimed and sonically eclectic records. The LP, which has reached double-platinum sales status, was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at this year’s ceremony.

Source: rollingstone

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