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BlackExcellence: Kendrick Lamar Makes History As The First Rapper To Win A Pulitzer Prize 

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Kendrick Lamar just made history as the first rapper to ever be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
On Monday, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation announced that Lamar earned the award for his 2017 album, DAMN. The organization called the rapper's 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."
The news comes after Lamar won Best Rap Album at the 2018 Grammys. DAMN. was also nominated for Album of the Year.

Obviously, Lamar's Pulitzer Prize sent Twitter into a frenzy...
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Kendrick Lamar Becomes the First Rapper to Win a Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar Becomes the First Rapper to Win a Pulitzer Prize

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Kendrick Lamar has just become the first-ever rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize. The TDE superstar's accolade comes courtesy of his 2017 studio album DAMN. , which picked up the 2018 Pulitzer for music; the LP now stands as the first non-jazz or classical project to earn the award. In an official statement, the Pulitzer Prize Board described the release 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."
Released in April of last year, DAMN. contains 14 tracks...
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Pulitzer Prizes Honor Weinstein Exposés, Trump Explainers-And Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN'

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Kendrick Lamar might find it harder to be humble - his "DAMN" album just won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer committee made the unprecedented announcement Monday... hailing Kendrick's album as "a virtuosic song collection...
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