We already knew how special Kendrick Lamar was. The Compton rapper has just become the first rapper ever to win Pulitzer Prize. The award is as a result of his critically acclaimed album DAMN. The Pulitzer Prize Board described the release as 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 album is the first non-jazz or classical album to win the award.