Nearly two decades after its release, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill will soon be entered into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The registry features recordings that boast cultural, artistic, and historical significance.
XXLMag.com reports that the Library of Congress described The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill as “a work of honesty” that “effortlessly fuses soul, rhythm and blues, rap and reggae,” in its explanation of why the album was selected.
Read what other artists have made it into the Library of Congress after the jump.
Pop singer Trent Crews releases his title track, Bruce Wayne from his upcoming album by the same name. The song is making power moves by bringing in 1000 plays on SoundCloud in its first hour and being shared by singer Omarion and rapper Kirko Bangz. The single now has 9000+ plays in its first 24 hours and the numbers are still growing.
Check out the track below.
Kendrick Lamar‘s second debut album, To Pimp A Butterfly is currently the number one album in the country, having sold 363,000 copies in its first week. This is something to celebrate because his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d. city peaked at number two and his last single, i, only reached #38 on the charts.
It seems as if Kendrick called the whole Compton to join the celebration and turned it into the video for his next single, “King Kunta.”
Peep the footage after the jump.
Last night, rapper Action Bronson took Chance the Rapper and his talents to Late Show with David Letterman to perform his latest single, Baby Blue. Bronson is celebrating the release of his major label debut, Mr. Wonderful, after giving us an impressive streak of mixtapes.
Watch the video below…
Guess who’s getting a little gangsta on their latest single? That’s right, the Bajan sensation flexes her trap skills on the Deputy-produced, “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Rihanna swag talks on the heavy hitting club banger, while boasting like only she can. The song will reportedly be featured on her upcoming eight studio album, R8, which you can expect sometime this year via Roc Nation. #BBHMM isn’t quite the “timeless music” Rih professed to making this era, but its still one that we’re very familiar with from the pop superstar, and one which we already know will take over the airwaves by storm.
Y’all should know me well enough
(B-tch betta have my money)
Please don’t call me on my bluff
(Pay me what you owe me)
Ballin’ bigger than LeBron
(B-tch give me your money)
Who y’all think frontin’ on
Like blahp, blahp, blahp
Louis XIII and it’s all on me
N-gga You just bought a shot
Kamikaze if you think that you gon knock me off the top (sh-t)
Ya wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car
Don’t act like you forgot
I call the shots, shots, shots
Like blahp, blahp, blahp
Pay me what you owe me