Kendrick Lamar Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music

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Adding to his bevy of accomplishments, CNN has reported that Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for his album DAMN.

In the process the revered Compton-born rapper made history, becoming the first musician outside of classical or jazz to receive the honour. This has easily propelled him as one of the leaders in hip-hop, even crossing over to multiple audiences outside of rap as well.

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"(Kendrick's album is) a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life", a statement reads. "This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers".

"DAMN.", Lamar's record handles religion, love, personal conflicts and racial politics.

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Lamar's albums though showcase his lyrical flow, also have all a serious undertone.

However, the record didn't win the Grammy decoration - record of the year - in that which was considered a snub by audio industry voters to the rap style. For the same album, he had won a whopping five Grammys. It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way. This year, he was tapped by director Ryan Coogler to curate the soundtrack to the Marvel movie Black Panther, the first major feature film to star a black actor as a superhero.

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