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Kendrick Lamar First Rapper to Win Pulitzer for Music

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, DAMN., was released in 2017. This week, the album earned Lamar a Pulitzer Prize, making him the first rapper to do so. (Kendrick Lamar)

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

April 24, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, 30-year old rapper from Compton, California, was awarded the annual Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday, April 16, 2018. Lamar is not just the first rapper to win the award, but the first non-classical, non-jazz artist. Lamar won the award for his album DAMN., which was released in 2...

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