Kendrick Lamar just made history by becoming “the first non-classical or jazz artist to win” a Pulitzer Prize for music for his album Damn.
On Monday, the Pulitzer board awarded the Lamar the prize because Damn was able to capture the “complexity of African-American life,” according to the Associated Press.
BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2018
The critically acclaimed album earned the rapper four Grammy Award wins earlier this year, including “Best Rap Album.”
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