With his album, DAMN., rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer prize, 2018 for the category “music”.
This is the first time that the recipient of the prestigious honour is not from classical music or jazz.
Congratulations to @kendricklamar, @dangerookipawaa and @Interscope! #Pulitzer pic.twitter.com/fFQBYnoW9F
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 16, 2018
The organization of the Pulitzer prize, describes the opus of Lamar as “a collection of songs from a virtuoso,” and adds that it offers “multiple points of view on the complexity of modern life afro-american”.
This work of the rapper from california has also been rewarded at the recent Grammy Awards for “best rap album”.