N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton album will join Judy Garland’s “Over The Rainbow,” Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family, The Wiz original cast album and “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” known as the “Black National Anthem,” as a new addition to the Library of Congress.
“This year’s exciting list gives us a full range of sound experiences. These sounds of the past enrich our understanding of the nation’s cultural history and our history in general,” Librarian of Congress said in a statement.
Each year, with the assistance of the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 titles that have demonstrated cultural, historic, or aesthetic significance. Additionally, the titles have to be at least 10 years old.