Kendrick Lamar Makes History Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music For “DAMN” Matthew Meadow
17 April, 2018, 21:17
It was the first time that a musician outside the classical discipline or jazz had won the award since it was first handed out in 1943.
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Earlier this year the 30-year-old lyrical genius bagged five Grammy Awards for this album - one of which was for his chart-topping hit "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna.
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The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism and the arts, have been awarded since 1917.
Organisers said it offered "affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life".
And it's this: rapper Kendrick Lamar is now the first non-classical and non-jazz artist to win a Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 album, 'DAMN'.
Reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey shared the Times honour for their report on Weinstein, which triggered a series of similar allegations against influential men in politics, journalism and show business and gave rise to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have encouraged victims to come forward.
Lamar's label, Top Dawg Entertainment, acknowledged the win on Twitter - saying that they better not hear anyone "speak with anything less than respect in your mouth for Kendrick Lamar". Andrew Sean Greer, a former instructor in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, took home the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel Less. His songs, including "DNA" and "Humble", cover themes of race and survival in a musical mix that blends hip hop, jazz, soul and spoken word.
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