Library Of Congress Recognizes Over 25 Projects To Be Added To The National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress recently announced its selection of 25 recordings to be added to the National Recording Registry this year. These recordings have been chosen for their significant cultural, artistic, and historical value and are regarded as some of the most defining sounds of history. The announcement includes some of the most iconic and influential musical works of our time, such as The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 debut album “Ready To Die,” Slick Rick’s 1999 The Art of Storytelling cut with Doug E. Fresh, “La-Di-Da-Di,” and several others. Songs and albums by ABBA, the Chicks, the Cars, Bill Withers, Jefferson Airplane, and the Kronos Quartet are also among the list of artists whose works will be added to the registry.

The recognition of these works has been a long time coming, and fans of hip-hop music are ecstatic to see some of the genre’s most iconic releases finally being recognized by Congress. While some may be surprised that it took this long, others are grateful that these works are finally receiving recognition. It’s worth noting that it took until recently for Gene Autry’s 1949 version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” to be recognized, which puts things into perspective. The inductees will include Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday track “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Queen Latifah’s debut studio album “All Hail the Queen,” and more. The selection of these works represents an impressive range of musical styles and genres and is sure to please music lovers of all kinds.

The news also follows the recent announcement that the 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on April 21. Judge Lionel Richie, a Rock Hall member, and Ryan Seacrest will announce the inductees during an episode of American Idol. This year’s nominees include Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B. & Rakim, Kool & The Gang, and more.

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