According to reports, Kendrick Lamar is now the first Hip-Hop artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for music. Along with that, Lamar is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prize.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the rapper won the award for his work done on his DAMN. album. The Pulitzer board indicated that Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. album was a “virtuosic song collection,” and that it captures “the modern African-American life.”
Along with winning the Pulitzer Prize, Kendrick Lamar will be awarded $15,000.