RHH: What Other Hip Hop Albums/Songs to You Think Most Deserve to Be Enshrined in the Library of Congress...?

If you were unaware (and this is kind of old news), Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" single was recently entered into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress last month. They honor recordings that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". So far the only hip hop recordings in there are Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet, Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama," De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message." So if you had to elect three songs/albums to be included into the National Recording Registry that haven't already been entered, what would they be?

BQ: Guru or Slick Rick?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

    Big - Juicy

    Audio Two - Top Billin'

    All three are extremely important to hip-hop, and music in general. They will probably never add NWA, but they should, if they're talking about culturally significant music.

    BQ: Guru, for consistency more than anything.

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  • 8 years ago

    Great Question...

    The track has to be CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT. That's the key. So that being said, no learn age tracks should be entered are... * Drum roll please

    1) Fight the Power - This should be obvious

    2) F*ck the Police - Shows the stand against abusive police

    3) My Philosophy (Boogie Down Productions) - Significant in KRS's overall helping of African Americans

    I may have missed one. I want to throw an Eminem one in there, but it's too soon!

    BQ: Slick Rick

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  • 8 years ago

    Great Question...

    The track has to be CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT. That's the key. So that being said, no learn age tracks should be entered are... * Drum roll please

    1) Fight the Power - This should be obvious

    2) F*ck the Police - Shows the stand against abusive police

    3) My Philosophy (Boogie Down Productions) - Significant in KRS's overall helping of African Americans

    I may have missed one. I want to throw an Eminem one in there, but it's too soon!

    BQ: Slick Rick

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  • 8 years ago

    6 InThe Morning By Ice T, F The Police by NWA, and Childrens Story by Slick Rick. BQ: Slick Rick

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  • 8 years ago

    Wu-Tang: CREAM

    Souls of Mischief: 93 Til Infinity

    Mobb Deep: Shook Ones II

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  • Sono
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Hip Hop Lives- KRS-One & Marley Marl

    Blackstar- Mos Def & Talib Kweli

    Be- Common

    ^these albums come to mind

    BQ: Guru was more lyrical and dope

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Nas ''illmatic''

    Aesop Rocks ''Labor Days''

    Some Wu Tang solo album or Wu Tangs albums

    Potentially Mos Defs ''black on both sides''/The Roots?

    BQ: Not well versed in either

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Chuck D - Pride

    KRS ONE - You must learn (maybe the whole album Ghetto Music-The Blueprint of Hip Hop)

    Scarface - Smartz

    BQ: Guru

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  • Taylor
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Lil B - I Own Swag

    Soulja Boy - Yah Trick Yah

    Waka Flocka - No Hands

    50 Tyson - Icy

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  • 8 years ago

    "One Love" - Nas

    "Keep Ya Head Up" - Tupac

    "Nature of the Threat" - Ras Kass

    "Stakes is High" - De La Soul

    BQ: Guru

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