Kendrick Lamar can add another feather in the cap. The rapper’s latest album DAMN. has won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in Music.
The award is given “for distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year,” according to the Pulitzer Prize Board.
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 16, 2018
Released in April, 2017, DAMN, has been defined by the Pulitzer committee 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.”
The TDE rapper is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award. Congrats to K.Dot and the TDE team!