Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s politically charged, anti-Trump album ‘‘DAMN.’’ has been a Pulitzer Prize for music, making it the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.
While the organization did not immediately provide a brief explanation for the recording winning the prestigious prize, Kendrick Lamar’s album features lyrics from the California crooner attacking President Donald Trump, Fox News, and police brutality.
On the first track, “Blood,” Lamar takes a swipe by sampling audio of two Fox News reporters reciting anti-police lyrics from his Black Lives Matter anthem “Alright” — “‘And they hate popo’…ugh, I don’t like it’” — which he performed standing atop a police car at the 2015 BET Awards.
The second song, “DNA,” sees another Fox News audio sampling: “Hip-hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years.”
Kendrick Lamar released a non-album-related single last month called “The Heart Part 4” that saw the rapper calling Trump a “chump.”