LOS ANGELES– Rapper Kendrick Lamar became the first rapper awarded a renowned Pulitzer Prize Monday.
Lamar, who proudly hails from Compton, Calif. was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in music for his latest studio album ‘DAMN.’
This marks the first time in history that the prestigious award was given to an artist outside the classical and jazz genres, according to the Associated Press.
This has been a great year for the 30-year-old artist.
Lamar also took home multiple Grammy awards including best rap album in January.