Kendrick Lamar just caught another major W. His 2017 full-length DAMN., which won best rap album at the Grammys, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This achievement makes him the first non-jazz or classical artist to win the prestigious award.
According to a statement from the organization, DAMN. is “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
Lamar recently made two guest appearances at Coachella weekend 1 – dropping in on Vince Staples’ set for “Yeah Right” as well as joining fellow TDE affiliate SZA on “All the Stars” and “Doves in the Wind”.
Revisit “HUMBLE.” below.
In other music news, Janelle Monae just dropped her latest ‘Dirty Computer’ single “I Like That”. Listen to it here.
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