Kendrick Lamar wins the Pulitzer Prize

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Just recently it was announced that Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album "DAMN." has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Not only is Lamar the first rapper to ever be awarded ever since the Pulitzer Prize expanded to music in 1943, but he is also the first victor who was not a jazz or classical musician. "We are very proud of this selection".

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Pulitzer audio winners include jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman. A Pulitzer Prize is awarded every year for a variety of different categories, with the category for music being awarded "For a distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year". Lamar has yet to comment on his latest accolade. Canedy added that the decision was unanimous. I [better] not ever hear one of you n-- speak with anything less than respect in your mouth for Kendrick Lamar. The Pulitzer board stated that the album is a work that captures the complexity of African-American life. It motivated Lamar to five wins in the Grammy Awards and topped the Billboard 200 album charts for three weeks on its release last 12 months. Many of his songs highlight issues he has faced, such as racism, life on the streets, self-love, police brutality and survival.

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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