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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