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NEW YORK (AP) – 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.
The Pulitzer board on Monday called the album a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.
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Lamar has been praised and lauded for his deep lyrical content, remarkable live performances, and his profound mix of hip-hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African sounds.
His piercing raps helped him become the voice of the generation, and easily ascend as the leader in hip-hop and cross over to audiences outside of rap, from rock to pop to jazz.
Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for “DAMN” the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award. https://t.co/LJMRYy9B1v
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2018
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