Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer music prize for 'DAMN.'

Kendrick Lamar has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, for reporting on the links between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and police assassination squads and for feature photography documenting the Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar.

Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and his whole team! The album becomes the first piece of music that is not Classical or Jazz to take home the prestigious honor that started 101 years ago in the fields of literature, journalism, and music composition.

The Pulitzer Prize comes with a $15,000 check.

The 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music went to "Angel's Bone", an opera by composer Du Yun.

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Lamar also recently presided over another ambitious, if commercially and artistically motivated, artistic vehicle with Black Panther: The Album.

Previously, the Pulitzer board has given out special honors to famous musicians Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Hank Williams, but never a rapper and never in the music category. In it Lamar questions his own motivations and those of the culture which helped make and define him (and that very almost unmade him as a young man), the paranoia of success and the process of acceptance, all framed within bleeding-edge productions and nuanced sequencing.

The Compton-born superstar has won 12 Grammys, five for DAMN., and been nominated for 29 Grammys.

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