Why hip-hop is Pulitzer-worthy

Kendrick Lamar made history by being the first hip-hop artist ever to receive the prestigious Pulitzer award. The 30-year-old rapper was recognized for his critically acclaimed 2017 album "Damn," a collection of songs that document love, family, religion, sexuality and financial fears against the backdrop of being black in America. As we celebrate the brilliance of "Damn," Salon 5 breaks down a couple other Pulitzer-worthy rap albums.

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