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Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Rapper to Win Pulitzer Prize

April 16, 2018

Kendrick Lamar has won a Pulitzer Prize in the music category for his album "DAMN."

The 102nd Pulitzer Prizes were announced live from Columbia University on Monday. 

"DAMN." marks the first non-classical or jazz work to win the prestigious award. The Pulizter Prize board called the album "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."

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