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DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Just Won A Pulitzer Prize.

Rapper and Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar.

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It's the first time the music category has recognized a body of work that is not from the jazz or classical genre.

Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN," the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

And some people pointed out that Lamar's Pulitzer win comes before a Grammy win for Album of the Year.

Kendrick won a Pulitzer before he won an Album of the Year Grammy, wow

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...and it's legendary.

KENDRICK LAMAR WON A DAMN PULITZER. LEGEND. THE LITERARY GENIUS OF KENDRICK LAMAR STRIKES AGAIN!!!!

kendrick won a pulitzer prize for a rap album. that's...incredible.

People reacted emotionally and immediately, saying it's single-handedly raised the limits for dreaming and ambitions.

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth just won a Pulitzer Prize for a hip-hop album. That shit is amazing and beautiful. These are new heights, there’s more we can do.

Wow. I wish somebody would tell me what I can’t accomplish. RT @AP: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award. https://t.co/sFouYcTsxC

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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