This is a big accomplishment!

Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for music for his album DAMN, and has become the first hip-hop artist to win the Pulitzer's music category in general.

Finalists included Quartet by Michael Gilbertson and Sound From the Bench by Ted Hearne.

The honor has been typically given to classical works, but was opened up to jazz and pop in 2005.

"[DAMN] is virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life," it was described in the announcement.

He's breaking the mold, and Kanye must be pissed!