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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize

7 days ago   |   By The Current

Rapper Kendrick Lamar is now a Pulitzer Prize winner. Earlier today, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced its 2018 honorees. Among them was Lamar, winning in the music category for his album “DAMN”. The win makes Lamar the first artist to win the award for a composition that's neither classical nor jazz.
Released in April of last year, “DAMN” explores what it means to be an African-American in today's society. It won Best Rap Album at this year's Grammys as well as an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip Hop album, among other honors.
Congratulations to kendricklamar , dangerookipawaa...
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KendricK Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Damn'

7 days ago   |   By Hypebot

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album Damn. Lamar is the first rapper to win the award which has previously only gone to classical and jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.
The Pulitzer Prize board on Monday called Damn , “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American
He released Damn in 2017 to great acclaim with its lead single "Humble" topping the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. On May 4, 2017, Damn was certified...
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Why Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Win Is So Historic

7 days ago   |   By MTV

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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Pulitzer Prize Administrator Explains How Kendrick Lamar Won

Pulitzer Prize Administrator Explains How Kendrick Lamar Won

7 days ago   |   By Billboard

On Monday , the Pulitzer Prize Board awarded Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 masterpiece DAMN. Not only is this a...
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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize In Music

7 days ago   |   By NPR

The Compton rapper becomes the latest representative for a rising tide around institutional recognition of hip-hop.
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Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Rapper to Win Pulitzer Prize for Music

7 days ago   |   By XXL Mag

Kendrick Lamar's latest album 'Damn' becomes the first non-classical or jazz work to win a Pulitzer Prize.
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Kendrick Lamar Makes History as the First Rapper to Win the Pulitzer Prize in Music

Kendrick Lamar Makes History as the First Rapper to Win the Pulitzer Prize in Music

7 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

Kendrick Lamar's list of accolades and awards just got a remarkable addition. On April 16, it was announced that the 30-year-old rapper had been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his 2017 album DAMN. , which was praised by the board 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 was up against composers Michael Gilbertson and Ted Hearne, respectively. He is the first rapper to win the prize.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN'

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN'

7 days ago   |   By Billboard

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.
The Pulitzer board...
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.'

7 days ago   |   By Pop Crush

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday, April 16, live from Columbia University.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

7 days ago   |   By Pitchfork

DAMN. wins the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music
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Kendrick Lamar wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music

7 days ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

Kendrick Lamar keeps racking up the Ws.
Today, Kendrick's fourth album, DAMN. , was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music. According to the Associated Press , it marks the first time a non-classic or jazz artist has won the award.
In announcing the accolade, the Pulitzer board lauded DAMN. for capturing “the complexity of African-American life.”
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Congratulations to kendricklamar , dangerookipawaa and Interscope! Pulitzer pic.twitter.com/fFQBYnoW9F
- The Pulitzer Prizes April 16, 2018
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Kendrick Lamar Just Won a Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar Just Won a Pulitzer Prize

7 days ago   |   By Noisey

Kendrick Lamar has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in recognition of his fourth studio album, DAMN. The Pulitzer organization announced the news on Twitter this afternoon: This is a massive shock. The hugely prestigious Pulizter Prize for Music has been awarded 67 times since its inception in 1943 (that's every year except 1953, 1964, 1965, and 1981). It has never gone to an artist nearly as mainstream as Lamar. In the past 25 years, the Pulizter Committee has honored Wynton Marsalis, Ornette Coleman, and Steve Reich. The 2017 award went to Chinese avant-garde composer and...
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