The American rapper Kendrick Lamar is the non-classical or musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. The award is for musicians who create "" music. Lamar won for his "DAMN". The 30-year-old songwriter rapped about the of being black in the USA. He wrote like "Alright" and "The Blacker the Berry" that became very well known after the shootings of black people in America. The Pulitzer board said the album was a masterly song that captured "the modern African-American ". Lamar has not commented on his award.
The Pulitzer Prize is for in journalism, literature, and music. It started in 1917 and the prize for musical composition was in 1943. Kendrick Lamar is the rapper and the most successful musician to win it. Classical musicians get it. The Pulitzer committee said: "We are very ....It means that...the best work was awarded a Pulitzer Prize....It shines a on hip-hop in a completely way." Sky news said Lamar won: "for his deep content...and his profound mix of hip hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, and African sounds."