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Kendrick Lamar has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music

A historic honor for the Compton native

  • Harrison Williams
  • 16 April 2018
Kendrick Lamar has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Compton native Kendrick Lamar has just been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his critically acclaimed album 'DAMN.'.

According to the Associated Press, Kendrick is the first non-classic or jazz artist to win the award.

When announcing the accolade on Monday, The Pulitzer board called the album a work that captures the complexity of African-American life.

'DAMN.' is Kendrick's fourth studio album, which also received honors with Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, taking home the award for the latter. It also won the award for Album of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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