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Kendrick Lamar's song "Alright" tackles police violence. (Rich Fury/AP)
Kendrick Lamar's song "Alright" tackles police violence. (Rich Fury/AP)
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The Pulitzer Prize committee awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music to a hiphop artist, Kendrick Lamar. Lamar is the first non-classical and non-jazz musician to ever win a Pulitzer Prize in music. The Pulitzer committee said the album "offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life."


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This segment aired on April 17, 2018.

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