Why Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For Music

Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

According to the Pulitzer board, Lamar’s genre of musica milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience.

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The Pulitzer board, which also awards literature and journalism, gave Lamar the prize for “DAMN.,” an exploration of a classic hip-hop sound for an artist who has shifted gears musically with each album.

In its announcement, the Pulitzer board described “DAMN.” 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.”

@kendricklamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African American experience. The Pulitzer board, which also awards literature and journalism, gave Lamar the prize for “DAMN.,” an exploration of a classic hip-hop sound for an artist who has shifted gears musically with each album. In its announcement, the Pulitzer board described “DAMN.” 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.” Photo credit: AFP #KendrickLamar #PulitzerPrize #Music #DAMN #Rapper – #citybuzzextra #diamondfountainmedia #music

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