Albums by Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest Archived in Library of Congress

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Today, the National Recording Registry announced that classic 1990s hip-hop LPs by Wu-Tang Clan and A Tribe Called Quest will be archived in the Library of Congress. 

The new full-length additions to the registry are Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Low End Theory, Alicia Keys’ Songs in A Minor, the Shirelles’ Tonight’s the Night, Terry Riley’s In C, the Ry Cooder-produced Buena Vista Social Club, Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time, Duke Ellington’s Ellington at Newport, and Max Roach’s We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.

The registry will also archive new individuals songs, including the Four Tops’ “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” 

Robin Williams’ 2010 appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast also made the list. 

The 2021 batch included songs by Janet Jackson, Nas, and LaBelle.

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Hi, I am Noah. I am a part-time blogger and a full-time medical practitioner. I usually focus my writings on health and wellness. I love nature and traveling.

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