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Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer, making history

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The award is usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.
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Why Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Win Is So Historic

Why Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Win Is So Historic

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Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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Kendrick Lamar Becomes the First Rapper to Win the Pulitzer Music Prize

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Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music for his album DAMN., making him the first non-jazz or classical artist to win the prize.
The awards were announced on Monday, with the Pulitzer Prize board calling 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.”
Congratulations to kendricklamar , dangerookipawaa and Interscope! Pulitzer pic.twitter.com/fFQBYnoW9F
- The Pulitzer Prizes April 16, 2018
Lamar's sharp, playful, complex, socially...
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer

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NEW YORK - Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, making history as the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize.
The revered rapper is also the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.
The 30-year-old won the prize for “DAMN.,” his raw and powerful Grammy-winning album. The Pulitzer board said Monday the album is a “virtuosic song collection” and said it captures “the modern African American life.” He will win $15,000.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'DAMN.'

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Kendrick Lamar is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize
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Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer, cracking a barrier hip-hop's never hurdled

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer, cracking a barrier hip-hop's never hurdled

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Kendrick Lamar has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his 2017 album DAMN. , the organization announced Monday.
It is the first time in the roughly 40-year history of hip-hop that the Pulitzer committee has recognized anyone from that essentially African-American cultural contribution, which has long since conquered the world far beyond the city that birthed it but still provokes spastic, ignorant fright-twitches from much of the white power structure of its home country. But by its nature, DAMN .'s recognition serves also to partially canonize a long list of other black men and...
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Winners Of 2018 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

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The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. Kendrick Lamar joined the staffs of The New York Times and The Washington Post along with the rest of this year's winners.
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Compton native Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for music

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Historic Pulitzer Prize in Music for Damn

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Get ready for Kendrick Lamar's next brag track, because the rapper just won the Pulitzer Prize for Music with his album Damn. Honorees were announced Monday at the Columbia School of Journalism, as the Prizes also live-streamed and tweeted the results. This Pulitzer has historically gone to classical or jazz music, so it's a pleasant surprise to see it awarded to Lamar, who also won Best Rap Album at the Grammys for Damn.
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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize

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DAMN. wins the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music
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