04.17.2018

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music for 'Damn.'

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music for 'Damn.' (Photo: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer prize for music Monday for Damn., also a Grammy winner this year.

In awarding the prestigious prize, the Pulitzer committee cited the album as "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

Lamar is the first rapper to win a Pulitzer, and Damn. is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

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