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.