(AllHipHop News) Straight Outta Compton the evolutionary and socially conscious album from rap group, N.W.A. has been selected for the prestigious National Recording Registry.
The album was one of the 25 newest additions to the Library of Congress.
Straight Outta Compton was originally released in 1988 and explicitly spoke about gang violence and drugs in South Central, Los Angeles.
The album was surrounded in controversy as one of the singles, “F##k Tha Police” expresses their outrage over the unfair treatment from the LAPD.
Conservative America was furious and refused to play their music on the radio.
They were even spoken out against by the President and given a warning letter from the FBI to stop playing that song.
Regardless, the album went platinum and has since been hailed as one of the best hip-hop albums ever made.
Other recordings that were inducted into the Library of Congress include the original cast recording for the musical “The Wiz” (1975) and the late David Bowie’s concept album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” (1972).”