Kendrick Lamar has just won a Pulitzer Prize for his album “Damn.,” which was announced Monday (April 16) afternoon.
Although there hasn't been much released regarding Kendrick winning the award by the organization, it is clear that the impact he's had on hip-hop, music, and culture is reason enough for him to receive the award. Throughout his musical career, each of his albums has shown great progress. Aside from that, his words/lyrics reflecting his upbringing, the black experience in America, hip-hop’s history and legacy, stardom and countless other topics are definitive factors that contributed to the success he's had.
Being that Lamar has contributed so much to Hip-Hop and the culture, many have taken to social media to show their support and congratulate Kendrick on achieving such accomplishment. Check out the posts down below.
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Congrats to King @kendricklamar !!!!!— Rap Bruce Willis (@Logic301) April 16, 2018
August Wilson, Thelonious Monk, Alex Haley, Toni Morrison, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Kendrick Lamar....just thinking of all the Pulitzer Prize winners I know and K Dot names sounds pretty damn good amongst them. Congrats to that brother! I’m inspired!— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 16, 2018