Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize For ‘Damn’

Published: Monday 16th Apr 2018 by David

Kendrick Lamar‘s ‘DAMN’ has broken new ground in ways we doubt even he could have foreseen.

Beautiful news below…

The performer’s latest album has, thanks to its lyricism and impact on the world, has earned a Pulitzer prize this week.

Unfortunately, the organisation behind the award are yet to offer fans an official blurb detailing their reasons for handing the brilliant rapper the award but can be expected to do so in the hours to come.

Here is the full list of this year’s winners…


Public Service: The New York Times, for reporting led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and The New Yorker, for reporting by Ronan Farrow.

Breaking News Reporting: The Press Democrat.

Investigative Reporting: The Washington Post.

Explanatory Reporting: The Arizona Republic and USA TodayNetwork.

Local Reporting: The Cincinnati Enquirer.

National Reporting: The New York Times and the Washington Post.

International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters.

Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ.

Commentary: John Archibald, Alabama Media Group.

Criticism: Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine.

Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register.

Editorial Cartooning: Jake Halpern, freelance writer, and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, The New York Times.

Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress.

Feature Photography: Reuters.

Letters, Drama and Music

Fiction: Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

Drama: Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok

History: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis

Biography or Autobiography: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser

Poetry: Half-light, by Frank Bidart

General Nonfiction: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.

Music: DAMN., by Kendrick Lamar

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  1. Guest April 16, 2018

    I didn’t even know there were Pulitzer Prizes for music. And I think TPAB was a better album than Damn. But Congrats to Kendrick!

    • RealNegro April 16, 2018

      I agree TPAB was better and more groundbreaking but to each it’s own. I’m just glad that King Kendrick is being recognized. Damn shouldn’t be taken lightly as a good album in its own right.

  2. DanYiel Iman April 17, 2018

    That album isn’t crazy!!

    • DanYiel Iman April 17, 2018


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