Kendrick Lamar Receives A Historic Pulitzer Prize For His Last Album

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. "DAMN." is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award, according to the associated press.

Organisers said it offered "affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life". In addition to topping many year-end best lists (including ours), DAMN. was awarded five Grammys, though it lost out on album of the year to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.

But Kendrick Lamar's surprise performance has completely sent us over the edge.

Previous Pulitzer music winners include jazz musicians Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman.

The New York Times and The New Yorker were also awarded prizes for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein that put the #MeToo movement in the national spotlight.

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The most famous names of American journalism were honoured on Monday with Pulitzer prizes for investigating Donald Trump and exposing endemic sexual harassment in Hollywood. The ties fueled Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into alleged Russian attempts to influence the presidential election. The movie producer's attorneys have said he denies any non-consensual sexual contact with anyone.

Kendrick Lamar just added another award that further cements his future greatest of all time status.

The rapper, born in Compton, California, was hand-picked by "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler to curate an album to accompany the ubiquitously successful film, giving Lamar yet again another No. 1 effort and highly praised project.

Finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in music were Michael Gilbertson's "Quartet", which debuted last February at Carnegie Hall, and Ted Hearne's "Sound from the Bench", a 35-minute cantata released last March. That year, two daughters of abolitionist Julia Ward Howe won for a biography of their mother - at a time when women couldn't vote and the literary world was dominated by men.

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