Impact: ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Inducted Into Library Of Congress

Published: Thursday 26th Mar 2015 by Sam

Seventeen years have passed since Lauryn Hill rocked the music industry with her debut album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’ And like a fine wine, the impact of the set tastes better today than ever.

For, it has been announced that the groundbreaking project is the latest musical recording to be entered into the US Library of Congress.

The significance of this is explained below…

As Yahoo note, each year the ‘Congress committee selects 25 songs or albums to be inducted into their archives. This year’s tally (which includes efforts from the likes of Radiohead and Joan Baez) is led by Hill’s LP.

In order to be chosen, the “sound recording” — as it is deemed — must be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and it must be at least ten years old.


Congratulations are more than due! The ‘Miseducation’ is a contemporary classic and it’s awesome to see it being recognised as such. Here’s hoping today’s talent can draw from the lyrical, social, and sonic ingredients that made the album such a moment in music. A “moment” that has now been rendered immortal.

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  1. BooBooKittyFuck March 26, 2015

    One of the best records ever made. Not just in its genre but ever.

    • maurice March 26, 2015

      i STILL aint listened to the album.
      Shame on me.

      • maurice March 26, 2015

        Y’all need to get cho lives thumbing me down cos I aint listened to the album.
        I do know ‘That Thing Woop Woop’ and ‘Lost Ones’.
        So get CHO life!
        I’ll go listen now, ya dumbass Nicki stans.

  2. #JACKIE March 26, 2015

    Greatest R&B Album ever! And she didn’t have to show her tits, cuss, pat her p****, be drunk on a beach or steal….. *sips*

    • NoGames March 26, 2015

      So what’s Cedric’s excuse since he’s done none of the above, but only tops the DOA (Dead on Arrival) charts? #SipOnTheseBabies

      • Garcon March 26, 2015


      • #JACKIE March 26, 2015

        Ciara has you so pressed. Her relevance and success speaks for itself so seethe on baby!

      • Ciara the Flop March 26, 2015

        Drrrrrrrrrrrrrag that flop!!!

  3. TheElusiveLamb March 26, 2015

    “Oh my my my. Have I waited for this day” *Whitney voice* for an article on this album. I LOVE this album! It’s such a classic. We had a string of amazing R&B/Hip-Hop albums come along around this 96-00 era (Secrets, The Velvet Rope, Butterfly, Share My World, Vodoo, The Bachelor, One in a Million, and etc.) The only thing I hated is that Lauryb never gave us a true follow up to this album and that her collaboration with Mariah never happened. I just know deep in my heart that would have been a classic.

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    • Al March 26, 2015

      Child I never knew there was gonna be a collabo with our MC! Defo 1995-1999 was the creates years for RnB! We had My Love Is Your Love, The Writings On The Wall. I wish music was like it was than now. I think its prob one of the biggest losses of Rnb/hip hop that there was no follow up

      • TheElusiveLamb March 26, 2015

        I didn’t find out myself until like two months ago. I wish u didn’t know though, because my life hasn’t been the same since. 🙁 Lol.

      • Al March 26, 2015

        Could you imagine the sound good wounder what year it wud of been?! All I know is I nerd Butterfly 2.0 right now. The ElusiveLamb have u got Damizza & MC song Mizza?!

  4. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) March 26, 2015

    Legendary album. Best Female Hip-Hop album ever, one of the best albums of any genre of all time! Lauryn is brilliant.

  5. Paulo March 26, 2015

    about time! this record is a classic and will most definitely be relevant in 2115

  6. robyn March 26, 2015

    This was and still is a brilliant album, I just wish these new hip hop female acts can learn a few things from miss hill.

  7. Cough Cough March 26, 2015

    Lauryn Hill is the SHÎT. The only TRUE SANGER and TRUE RAPPER, ever..!!!! This album brings back so many memories! Lauryn, Missy and Lil’ Kim changed the face of female rap in the 90’s. Oh how I miss the creative days of musical originality ! Playing X-Factor now

  8. Yeah I Said It March 26, 2015

    One of the best album ever.

  9. Yeah I Said It March 26, 2015

    This is what timeless music looks like Rihanna.

  10. FutureCIARA March 26, 2015

    She is ICONIC! #DEAL

  11. RDK March 26, 2015

    The Legendary ms Lauren Hill.

  12. Suicide Blonde March 26, 2015

    One of the best female albums ever done. Radiohead’s “Ok Computer” is another masterpiece, glad that Joan Baez was honored as well. There are some female cult albums that should be there in the future like “Born to Die” and “Ultraviolence”.

    • FutureCIARA March 26, 2015

      I agreed with you up until you inserted the Llama…

    • Paulo March 26, 2015

      ROTFLMAO best joke of the WEEK!

  13. FutureCIARA March 26, 2015

    History Making ICON!

  14. Skyfall March 26, 2015

    Lol @TheElusiveLamb

    I remember that interview, Whitney went IN on Wendell ass.

    • TheElusiveLamb March 26, 2015

      Yes Whitney had me dying. The only time she didn’t shade during that entire interview was when she talked about Mariah and BK. The rest of it made my ribs hurt. I some times want Mariah to curse Wendy out, but I love the cold shoulder thing she’s doing to Wendy. The more she ignores Wendy, the more angry Wendy becomes. It’s the ultimate shade.

  15. Skyfall March 26, 2015

    Slay, love the album.

  16. Ciara the Flop March 26, 2015

    I’m surprised that BUYoncé hasn’t bought a spot for a Destiny’s Child album or Dangerously In Love.

    • Paulo March 26, 2015

      why would she have to buy it, though? The Writings On The Wall genuinely deserves to be there.

  17. Gee March 26, 2015

    The miseducation of Lauryn Hill is one of those albums that is a true classic and has lasted the test of time. I really believe that one of the main reasons why there was never any true follow up is because Lauryn knew the expectations were extremely high and she did not want to disappoint the masses with a project that could not live up to hype musically or commercially.

  18. HOWYOULIKEIT March 26, 2015

    Anyone listens to Tell Him? I always found that song very deep

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