N.W.A.'s iconic album "Straight Outta Compton" will be added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, ensuring it is preserved as a hallmark of American audio.
The library added 25 new recordings Wednesday. Recordings are chosen based on historical, artistic and cultural significance.
"Straight Outta Compton," released in 1988, was a hugely influential rap album. It went platinum without any radio play, and the immensely popular "F*ck the Police" earned a warning letter from the FBI.
It was also one of the first albums to get the now-familiar "Parental Advisory" labels for explicit content. It's still regarded as one of the best albums in the genre.
These other notable names were added to the list:
- Broadcaster Vin Scully's play-by-play of the Brooklyn Dodgers playing the New York Giants in 1957
- Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz"
- Don MacLean's "American Pie"
- The Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits"
- Sister Sledge's "We Are Family"
- David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars"
- The original cast recording of "The Wiz"
LISTEN | Here's the play-by-play of the game. Scully called the game "particularly meaningful," since both teams would leave for California after the 1957 season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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