Rapper became the first non-classical musician to receive a Pulitzer Prize
Rapper became the first non-classical musician to receive a Pulitzer Prize
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Rapper became the first non-classical musician to receive a Pulitzer Prize

American rap artist Kendrick Lamar became the first recipient of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize without being a jazz or classical performer. The jury awarded the musician, singling out his latest album called "DAMN", which was awarded the double platinum status by the RIAA last year.

On the official portal of the award, the artist's album was called "a virtuoso collection of songs, united by the sincerity of the common language and rhythmic dynamics, giving impressive sketches of many components of the modern life of African Americans."

The announcement and awards ceremony was held at the University of California School of Journalism in New York City. The prestigious award is given in 21 categories - in addition to journalists, the jury selected several musicians, as well as authors in the field of literature.

In terms of thin. Literature, the winner of the award was the work of the American writer Andrew Greer - "Cheaper", in the category of poetry the award was given to the book "Poetry" by Frank Bidart.

For the announcement and monitoring of the scandalous event in the 2016 US presidential elections, he received awards from the Washington Post and New York Times. The latest edition, as well as the New Yorker, received an award for organizing their own independent investigation into the American film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of repeated sexual harassment. It was on the pages of these publications that messages first appeared in which victims talked about their experiences with Weinstein.

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