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.