Kendrick Lamar Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize
Following the success of “Black Panther: The Album”, Kendrick Lamar has become even more internationally prolific. With the recent release of his album, “DAMN”, Lamar has made history by becoming the first artist to ever win the Pulitzer Prize in Music outside the genres of classical or jazz.
The Pulitzer Prize review board hailed, “DAMN,” calling it “A virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
“DAMN” also took home five Grammys this year, adding to the recent artistic acclaim for many hip-hop artists including Jay-Z becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and LL Cool J becoming the first hip-hop artist acknowledged by the Kennedy Center Honors.