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Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Rapper To Win Pulitzer Prize For Music

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music on Monday.

Lamar won the award for his critically acclaimed 2017 album, "DAMN." Lamar is the first rap artist to ever win the award.

The award is historically dominated by classical and jazz music.

The Pulitzer website described Lamar's album as "a virtuosic song collection." The site went on to say the album "offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.".

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Kendrick Lamar Becomes First Rapper To Win Pulitzer Prize For Music

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