Kendrick Lamar has solidified himself in history as the first rapper to ever win The Pulitzer Prize for his Grammy Award-winning album, DAMN.
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 16, 2018
Via NY Daily News:
Lamar’s 2017 album “DAMN,” which won a Grammy for best rap album in January, is the first nonclassical or jazz work to win the award, which comes with a $15,000 cash prize.
The Pulitzer board — which announced the winners Monday — called the album a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.
Lamar, 30, has been hailed for lyrics that are both pungent and poignant. His songs, including “DNA” and “Humble,” cover themes of race and survival in a musical mix that blends hip hop, jazz, soul and spoken word.
This is not only huge for Kendrick Lamar it’s huge for the culture!