"DAMN" isn't just the name of Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album. As of yesterday, damn is also what you say to describe K-Dot's success.
On Monday, the 30-year-old rapper became the first non-classical or jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Let's repeat that -- Kendrick is the first rapper EVER to win a PULITZER. PRIZE.
**You can hear the entire album below, some lyrics may be explicit**
Lamar has topped the charts with beats that vocalize issues with race, politics, religion and even mental health.
According to the Pulitzer Prize website, "DAMN," which was released in April 2017, 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.”
The award follows five Grammys won by Lamar in January for for same album, including the title of Best Rap Album. His previous album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” also won five Grammys.
While the rapper has yet to publicly comment on his historic win, other stars have congratulated him on the accomplishment.
Wow. I wish somebody would tell me what I can’t accomplish. RT @AP: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award. https://t.co/sFouYcTsxC— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 16, 2018