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Kendrick Lamar becomes rapper to win Pulitzer

May 23 2018, 01:27 | Perry Erickson

MoreCloseclosemoreKendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Kendrick Lamar in 2015. The rapper was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Kendrick Lamar may have lost out on the best album Grammy for his acclaimed album Damn, but the hip-hop artist's landmark album has just landed a far more esteemed prize: a Pulitzer.

Lamar's 2017 album becomes the first hip-hop record to win a Pulitzer Prize.

Dana Canedy, the administrator of the prizes, said in an interview that, "The time was right".

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Even the Pulitzer plank on Monday hailed "DAMN.", that has been released in April 20 17, as "a virtuosic tune group coordinated by its own credibility and rhythmic dynamism that offers influencing vignettes catching the sophistication of modern African-American living". "We are very proud of this selection". Canedy added that the decision was unanimous. A Pulitzer Prize is awarded every year for a variety of different categories, with the category for music being awarded "For a distinguished musical composition by an American that has had its first performance or recording in the United States during the year". "This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers". DAMN. was a smashing success a year ago, winning multiple Grammy awards and propelling Lamar even further into the musical stratosphere.

Lamar has not commented publicly about his newest honor. Many of his songs highlight issues he has faced, such as racism, life on the streets, self-love, police brutality and survival.

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