Who needs a Grammy when you’ve got a Pulitzer? That’s certainly how Kendrick Lamar has to be feeling right about now. In a year in which he was snubbed once again by the Grammy’s in the Album Of The Year category, today it was revealed that K. Dot has become the first rap artist ever to win a Pulitzer Prize in music for his most recent album DAMN.
Even more impressive, DAMN is the first album in Pulitzer history to take home the prize that wasn’t a piece of classical music or jazz. According to the Associated Press, “The Pulitzer board on Monday called the album a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.”
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