Kendrick Lamar Makes History with Pulitzer Prize Win

Kendrick Lamar whose album DAMN. won this year's Pulitzer Prize for music performs in London earlier this year

On Monday, rapper Kendrick Lamar became the first non-classical or jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 20 17 record "DAMN." also was the music victor in the Pulitzers' record to come from outside this sphere of classical or jazz.

Watch the announcement of all the Pulitzer Prize winners below, and hear 'DAMN.' after the jump. "This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers". It means that the jury and the board judging system worked as it's supposed to - the best work was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

She specifically added about Lamar, "It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way".


Oscars 2018: Best Dressed Slideshow! Lamar has yet to comment on his latest accolade. BBC.com quotes the organisers as saying that Kendrick's album offered "affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life".

DAMN. also won five GRAMMY awards this year, including the award for Best Rap Album. The way Lamar wrote about black culture, street life, police brutality, perseverance, survival and self-worth have consistently caught the eye and ear of all types of listeners.

Lamar's mix of blues, poetry and jazz with adore music and societal topics has created him perhaps one of the most state-of-the-art rappers of his generation.

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