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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for “DAMN.”

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Kendrick Lamar is a Pulitzer Prize winner. The Grammy Award winning rapper takes the prize for his third album DAMN.

The winners were announced today at Columbia University, with host Dana Canedy calling the album “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 this award for music, which traditionally has went to classical or Jazz artists in the past.