(AllHipHop News) Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut solo album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill already holds the honor of being the first Hip Hop album to ever win the Grammy award for “Album Of The Year.” The classic 1998 LP is also receiving recognition by the Library Of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The LOC’s National Recording Preservation Board selected The Miseducation to be conserved in the national library of the United States. Works by Radiohead (OK Computer), The Doors (The Doors), Sly and the Family Stone (Stand!), and Joan Baez (Joan Baez) were also chosen for the 2014 National Recording Registry.
“Congress understood the importance of protecting America’s aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago,” states James H. Billington of the Librarian of Congress. “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation.”
In total, 25 audio recordings were added to the registry including the singles “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King, “My Funny Valentine” by The Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by The Righteous Brothers.