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.More news: Kovac to succeed Heynckes as Bayern Munich coach
"(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.More news: Are we alone? Nasa's new planet hunter aims to find out
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.More news: Musk gives CBS a tour of Tesla Model 3 production line