Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize winner
Rapper Kendrick Lamar now has a Pulitzer Prize to go with all his Grammy Awards.
Lamar’s DAMN was announced as the recipient of the prestigious award on Monday, a history-making first for a rap artist, as the music award is typically given to classical or jazz works.
The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to Angel’s Bone, an opera by composer Du Yun.
DAMN is Lamar’s fourth studio album and was released in April 2017.
Lamar’s politically charged performance at the Grammy Awards in January won him wide praise.
DAMN picked up best rap album at the award show. His song Humble also picked up best rap performance, best rap song and best music video.
The New York Times and The New Yorker were also awarded prizes for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein that put the #MeToo movement in the national spotlight.
More on this year’s winners can be found here.
Source: Sandra Gonzalez, CNN-Wire
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