By now, you should be familiar with with the words ‘Straight Outta Compton.’ The legendary westcoast classic album has recently been getting the recognition it deserves. From the N.W.A. film that featured the story of the group, to being entered into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the group is ready for their next honor. Now, The National Recording Registry has honored N.W.A.’s classic album by adding the album to the Library of Congress.
N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ album was released in 1988, and even though that was a long time ago, the album is definitely considered to be a classic for many. Not only do hip-hop fans consider ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to be a classic album, the National Recording Registry also considers it to be a classic. In order for an album to be added to the library, it must demonstrate a cultural and historical significance, and it has to be over 10 years old.
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