For years, music fans dreamed that folk legend Bob Dylan (nee Robert Allen Zimmerman) would be acknowledged by the establishment as a brilliant poet, rather than just a pop culture icon. Fortunately for the Dylan-stans, that day of reckoning is upon us, as it has been announced that Bob Dylan is this year's recipient for this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, an unprecedented honor for a singer/songwriter. To justify their choice, the Nobel committee said they awarded Dylan with the prestigious title “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

A few years back, Pharrell Williams spoke in praise of the reigning poet king of hip-hop Kendrick Lamar, calling him the Bob Dylan of this generation. Given the changing mindset of the Nobel committee in recent years, could a rapper such as Kendrick, Tupac, or Kodak Black be a future recipient of this award? Time will tell folks. Check out the video below at 3:40 to see Kendrick discussing his title as "the Black Dylan," and click here to see Bob Dylan sing a rendition of Drake's "Hotline Bling."