[News] Kendrick Lamar Makes History With Pulitzer Prize For "DAMN."


Kendrick Lamar has become the first Hip Hop artist to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music. K. Dot earned the highly-sought after accolade for his Grammy Award-winning album, DAMN. 

The Pulitzer Prize in Music is typically awarded to classical artists and jazz musicians. The significance of Lamar’s critically-acclaimed album granted his work to be among the likes of MacArthur Fellow Julia Wolfe and last year’s winner, Chinese composer Du Yun.

Pulitzer describes DAMN. 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.” In HipHopDX’s original review of the album, we noted that “In all, DAMN. makes baseless any claims that Kendrick Lamar isn’t an all-time great.”

The LP was awarded a 4.9 out of 5 rating


No comments

Powered by Blogger.