5. ‘DAMN‘ was the first hip-hop album to win the Pulitzer Prize. Not only that, it was the first non-classical or jazz album to do so….. This would also make Kendrick Lamar the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for music, DAMN. won five Grammys including a Grammy for Best Rap Album.
4. Steve Lacy produced the albums 7th track “PRIDE.” on his iPhone 6. He also provided background vocals on the song alongside Kendrick Lamar’s regular collaborator, Anna Wise.
3. DAMN. was originally titled “What Happens on Earth Stays on Earth.”
2. The beat for the albums No. 1 single “HUMBLE.” was originally made for Gucci Mane…. Brrrr
1. DAMN was the highest selling rap album of 2017. The album sold 603,000 units first week. DAAAAAAAAAMN
Bonus fun fact, Kendrick Lamar shot the music video for Element on his 32nd birthday.