Kendrick Lamar first rapper to win Pulitzer

Lee Boudreaux Books Emma McIntyre  Getty Images Metropolitan Books

Lee Boudreaux Books Emma McIntyre Getty Images Metropolitan Books

Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer prize for music Monday for Damn, also a Grammy victor this year.

Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award.

The board announced the news today (April 16) that the Top Dawg Entertainment LP achieved the honor in "Music Composition".

Lamar has been praised for his deep lyrical content, remarkable live performances and his profound mix of hip-hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African sounds.

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DAMN. also won the 2018 Grammy award for Best Rap Album of the year, however, many were quick to acknowledge how curious it was his Pulitzer-worthy work still had yet to win a Grammy for Album of the Year.

You can see all the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners in Journalism, Letters, Drama, Music, and more here.

The Times and The Washington Post took the national reporting award for their coverage of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential race and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian officials.

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