The best album of 2017 was just recognised for a Pulitzer Prize, an awards ceremony that until now had only dished them out for classical music and jazz.
The Pulitzer board called Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
— The Pulitzer Prizes (@PulitzerPrizes) April 16, 2018
Kendrick Lamar’s chronicles of Compton went platinum earlier this month, earning high praise across the industry (despite being robbed by Bruno Mars at the Grammys).
Last year, he told Dave Chappelle, “I don’t want anybody to classify my music. I want them to say, ‘This is somebody who’s recognising his true feelings … and views on the world, all on one record.’ I want people to recognise that and to take it and apply it to their own lives.”
Listen to the collectors edition of DAMN below.
Cover Image: Facebook | @kendricklamar