Kendrick Lamar has just announce as a winner in Pulitzer prize
He has also become history itself as he is the first rapper to win Pulitzer prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States.
What have Lamar won it with? Lamar basically won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album “DAMN.” and was also the first music winner in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from outside of the world of classical or jazz.
Rap officially surpassed rock in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States.
Kendrick Lamar’s creative work in fusing jazz, poetry and blues with social themes and love songs into his album has made him one of the most innovative rappers of his generation.
“DAMN.,” Lamar’s fourth album sings about religion, love, personal struggles and racial politics. It topped the Billboard 200 album charts for three weeks on its release last year and powered Lamar to five wins at the Grammy Awards in New York in January.
The Pulitzer board on Monday has hailed “DAMN.,” album 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.”