Kendrick Lamar has made hip-hop history.
Indeed, he’s made overall pop music history.
The superstar SoCal rapper has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with his brilliant “DAMN.” album.
And, thus, history is made. “DAMN.” is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award, according to the associated press.
It’s the latest excellent decision made the Pulitzer folks, following such nods as awarding The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa this year’s prize for breaking news reporting award for its Wine Country fire coverage and the same award in 2017 for the Ghost Ship fire coverage to the East Bay Times.
It also underscores the latest horrible decision that the Grammy voters have made.
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Many were (rightfully) shocked when Lamar’s universally acclaimed “DAMN.” was bested for the 2018 Grammy for album of the year by Bruno Mars’ incredibly popular, and equally mediocre, “24 Magic.” It was just one of many things that were wrong with the 2018 Grammys broadcast, but it was the one that definitely underscored Grammy voters’ pathetic track record when it comes to honoring hip-hop – arguably the world’s most vibrant musical art form – over the decades.
But Lamar has had the last laugh on this one. He’ll just have to put that Pulitzer where that Grammy should’ve gone.
BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for “DAMN” the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2018
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