17 Apr '18, 3am

Kendrick Lamar is first rapper to win Pulitzer for music, Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar is first rapper to win Pulitzer for music, Entertainment

NEW YORK (AFP) - Kendrick Lamar has become the first rapper to bag the Pulitzer Prize for music, a milestone for which the board cited his skill in telling the African-American experience. With the Pulitzer, the 30-year-old from the historically deprived Los Angeles community of Compton joins the leagues of celebrated American composers such as Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and John Adams. The Pulitzer board 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. The 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". Damn., which reached number one on the US album chart, moves forward the conversation about race that Lamar started on his prev...

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