Kendrick Lamar kicked off the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in New York City.
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.
Listen to the Pulitzer-winning DAMN. below.
DAMN. was nominated for multiple Grammys, and took home the Grammy for Best Rap Album.
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It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.
The New York Times and New Yorker magazine have won a joint Pulitzer for their reporting on sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood. In it Lamar questions his own motivations and those of the culture which helped make and define him (and that very almost unmade him as a young man), the paranoia of success and the process of acceptance, all framed within bleeding-edge productions and nuanced sequencing.
The 30-year-old Californian won the prize for his album Damn released in April 2017.
"Both of these pieces", Lamar said of the album's duality, "are who I am".