Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured


Rapper Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize in music for his revolutionary album, DAMN.

The Pulitzers, the most prestigious honors in American journalism, have been awarded since 1917. In addition to topping many year-end best lists (including ours), DAMN. was awarded five Grammys, though it lost out on album of the year to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.

Coachella was already going to be a pretty star-studded affair, with Beyonce, The Weeknd and Eminem headlining the festival.

Kendrick Lamar kicked off the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in New York City.

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And that's not all, as he quickly hopped over to SZA's act for a surprise duet of All The Stars.

Listen to the Pulitzer-winning DAMN. below. Late past year, Lamar released a "collector's edition" of DAMN. with the original album's tracklist reversed - played back-to-front it revealed even more of the album's shifting, contrasting revelations of self.

Previously, the Pulitzer board has given out special honors to famous musicians Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Hank Williams, but never a rapper and never in the music category.