DAMN! Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

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DAMN!  Rapper Kendrick Lamar has made history recently after receiving a Pulitzer Prize in music for his album, DAMN.  This historic achievement was announced on Monday.  This is the first time in 102 years that a music genre outside of non-classical or jazz has been given the award.  However, even greater than that, this is the first time that a hip-hop artist has ever won the award.  DAMN is Lamar’s fourth studio album.  It was released in April of 2017 and instantly praised as a classic by critics and fans alike.  It has since won five Grammy awards.

Kendrick Lamar is a rarity in today’s generation of hip-hop.  He is conscious, contributory, and raps relevancy.  This, no doubt, is a huge win for Lamar, but also for the hip-hop community.  It is good to see that skilled rappers are still winning.

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