Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for 'DAMN.'

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In a break from tradition, rapper Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music, it was announced Monday.

Lamar’s fourth studio album, DAMN, is the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

The Pulitzer board noted the album is “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers effecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”

DAMN, originally called What Happens on Earth Stays

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