The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Will Be Added to the Library of Congress
Seventeen years after Lauryn Hill dropped her debut solo album, it has been announced that it will be entered into the Library of Congress.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been a classic and timeless work in the music community since its release. The album, which features a young Hill in one of the most honest and vulnerable places in her life, garnered five record-setting Grammy Awards. Fresh off The Fugees breakup, she was heard rapping, singing and touching on subjects that ranged from love, life, abortion, birth and beyond.
The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, said the following about the inductees in a statement, “Congress understood the importance of protecting America’s aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago.” He continued, “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation.”
Hill’s album is one of two debuts that will enter this year, the other being The Doors‘ 1967 self-titled album.