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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer for ‘DAMN.’


Compton, Ca. hip-hop superstar, Kendrick Lamar, has officially become the first rapper in history to win the ever Pulitzer Prize Award.

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer for “DAMN.” makes him the first nonclassical or jazz musician to receive the prize since the awards expanded to music in 1943.

Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar from DubCNN!!!

“The time was right. 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.

It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way. This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers.” – Dana Canedy, the administrator of the PRIZES

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