Kendrick Lamar is the First Rapper to Win a Pulitzer


Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his critically-acclaimed fourth studio album DAMN., becoming the first non-jazz or classical musician to receive the prize.

The Pulitzer Prize articulately described the LP as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

The release was also nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at this year's Grammy's.