In the first such award bestowed on a work outside of jazz and classical music, the Pulitzer Prize in Music was given to Kendrick Lamar’s album DAMN., which the board called a “virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity.” What do you think?

“This type of recognition from a major establishment is exactly what hip-hop is all about.”

Darius Fincher • Cream Dolloper

“Whatever. I could win a Pulitzer, too, if I had Kendrick’s talent and work ethic and vision.”

Nadeen Lambert • Boiling-Water Attendant

“This really flies in the face of conventional wisdom that the best music in the world should be very long and boring.”

Kevin Huntington • Five-Paragraph Essayist