“All forms produce genius and excellence – and certainly black music forms have always produced that. But it’s not always been recognized by the arbiters of our culture writ large. … So it’s important, I think, in an institution to change. It’s very important for hip-hop and very important for American popular culture and African-American culture but it’s also very important for the Pulitzer.”

Griffin was interviewed for NPR’s The Record about Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win for “DAMN.” and her experience on the judging committee. Read more of her thoughts in The Washington Post.