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In Pictures: US rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer award

The 30-year-old singer became the first rapper to receive this award.

In Pictures: US rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer award

The 30-year-old singer became the first rapper to receive this award.

17 April 2018 Tuesday 12:20
In Pictures: US rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer award

The 30-year-old singer became the first rapper to receive this award.

US rapper Kendrick Lamar at the 2018 Pulitzer Awards Ceremony at the Department of Journalism at the University of Colombia, DAMN. he received the award for his music label and studio album.


At the age of 30, Lamar became the first musician to receive the prestigious award without being a classical music or jazz artist.


The Pulitzer Board said in his statement that his album is a "virtuoso song collection" and reflects modern African American life.


Lamar was praised for his album of deep lyric content, political live performances, a mix of hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African voices.


Since its debut in the music scene with the 2011 album "Section.80", the famous rapper has made a rapid rise, balancing commercial success and people's interest in political criticism.


Kendrick Lamar has stormed in the rap category at the 60th Grammy Awards Ceremony with "DAMN." Album and being the "Best Rap Song", "Best Rap Performance", "Best Short Music Videos" and "Best Rap Album" Grammy awards in five categories.


The Pulitzer Awards, first established by the Hungarian journalist Joseph Pulitzer in the 19th century, and given for the first time on June 4, 1917, were given in the music category, such as Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Hank Williams and Wynton Marsalis.

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Updated: 17.04.2018 15:20
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