Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

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In the process the revered Compton-born rapper made history, becoming the first musician outside of classical or jazz to receive the honour. "We are very proud of this selection". It means that the jury and the board judging system worked as it's supposed to - the best work was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. The 30-year-old from California won the award for his album Damn, which was released last year.

In addition to recognizing journalism excellence, the Pulitzer Prize also awards the best of literature, fiction, history, drama and music.

The esteemed Pulitzer board spoke of 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".

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Lamar has not commented publicly about his newest honor.

The prize was awarded to the Times team, led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, for reports that brought down the disgraced media mogul and sparked movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up - encouraging women to call out men who abuse their position. One unexpected victor this year turned heads by making history.

What is your favorite Kendrick Lamar album? Many of his songs highlight issues he has faced, such as racism, life on the streets, self-love, police brutality and survival.

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His powerful raps have allowed him to become the voice of the generation.

Nearly startlingly different from last year's operatic victor, "Angel's Bone" by Du Yun, "DAMN.' was released back in April 2017 and became a commercial and critical success, with songs like "Alright" and 'The Blacker the Berry" becoming anthems for people affected by the police shootings of black people that have saturated the media.

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