Kendrick Lamar has a Grammy for his certified platinum album, DAMN. and now he has a Pulitzer Prize for music. The Compton rapper was reportedly received at the Pulitzer lunch at Columbia University in Manhattan, New York, to receive his medal officially on Wednesday afternoon (May 30).
The official Pulitzer Prize Twitter account invited a photo of Kendrick and exchanged handshakes with administrator Dana Canedy. "We both make history," Canedy Lamar has said.
As previously reported, Kendrick received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his studio album DAMN. The committee considered the album "a virtuoso song collection, united by its authentic authenticity and rhythmic dynamics, featuring vignettes that capture the complexity of modern African American life." Another video shows the rapper who receives his award.
The Pulitzer Prize for Music is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes awarded annually for letters, drama and music.
Although K. Dot did not speak after receiving the award, the native Compton briefly shared his thoughts with the Pulitzer Prize official Facebook livestream audience
"It's an honor," he said. "I've written all my life to get that kind of recognition … it's beautiful."
Watch Kendrick Lamar receive his award at 52:35 and share his thoughts on 55:22 in the video
Congratulations Kendrick the first non-jazz winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music!