Kendrick Lamar Awarded Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.'
Published Apr 16, 2018Kendrick Lamar has already raked in MTV Video Music Awards and Grammy Awards for his 2017 LP DAMN., and almost exactly a year on from its release, the record has earned the Compton rapper a Pulitzer Prize.
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize recipients were announced today at a press conference at Columbia University in New York City.
Lamar championed over two other finalists for the title in the music category — Michael Gilbertson's Quartet and Ted Hearne's Sound from the Bench.
The official description of the prize-winning DAMN. calls it "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."
Since releasing DAMN. on April 14 of last year, Lamar has shared a reverse version of the album. He also executive produced the soundtrack for Marvel's blockbuster Black Panther film.
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