Music

Queen Latifah Is the First-Ever Female Rapper Inducted Into the National Recording Registry

Making history.

704 Hypes

In recent years, Queen Latifah has focused more on acting and producing. However, she kickstarted her music career in the late ’80s, forever changing the industry. As a result, she’s now become the first-ever female rapper to be inducted into the National Recording Registry.

The institution chose to praise her debut LP, All Hail the Queen, which she released in 1989. “The National Recording Registry preserves our history through recorded sound and reflects our nation’s diverse culture,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement. “Her [Queen Latifah's] album showed rap could cross genres including reggae, hip-hop, house and jazz — while also opening opportunities for other female rappers.”

Every year since 2002, the Library of Congress, the United States’ oldest federal constitution, release a list via the National Recording Registry. According to the LOC, “the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and members of the public have nominated recordings to the National Recording Registry. The depth and breadth of nominations received highlights the richness of the nations’ audio legacy and underscores the importance of assuring the long-term preservation of that legacy for future generations.”

See more of this year’s National Recording Registry below.

Read Full Article
Text By
Share this article

What to Read Next

IKEA's First-Ever Sports Collection Is Coming Soon
Art & Design

IKEA's First-Ever Sports Collection Is Coming Soon

Here’s what you need to know.
4,962 Hypes

Cultnaked Drops First-Ever Valentine's Day Collection
Sex & Dating

Cultnaked Drops First-Ever Valentine's Day Collection

Check out the celeb-approved party wear brand’s latest.
11,353 Hypes

Mia Regan Is Missoma's First-Ever Face
Fashion

Mia Regan Is Missoma's First-Ever Face

Debuting the new “Glamor Collection” for FW23.
2,132 Hypes


LELO Drops It’s First-Ever Anal Beads
Sex & Dating

LELO Drops It’s First-Ever Anal Beads

Meet, SORAYA.
3,751 Hypes

SKINCARE DIARIES: Hyaluronic Acid Is a Glorified Scam. Here’s Why You Don’t Need It
Beauty

SKINCARE DIARIES: Hyaluronic Acid Is a Glorified Scam. Here’s Why You Don’t Need It

The girlies are finally catching on.
13,486 Hypes

Soulland x Hello Kitty Is the Collaboration of Our Girlhood Dreams
Fashion

Soulland x Hello Kitty Is the Collaboration of Our Girlhood Dreams

Wear your heart on your sleeve.
3,744 Hypes

EXCLUSIVE: 'The Woman King's' Thuso Mbedu Fights Over This Iconic Dior Fragrance With Her Niece
Beauty

EXCLUSIVE: 'The Woman King's' Thuso Mbedu Fights Over This Iconic Dior Fragrance With Her Niece

The actor even learns from our editor the art of fragrance “layering.”
2,881 Hypes

Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro Are a Blood-Thirsty Couple in Their New Music Video for "Vampiros"
Music

Rosalía and Rauw Alejandro Are a Blood-Thirsty Couple in Their New Music Video for "Vampiros"

The pair play vampires in their follow-up to “Besos.”
2,512 Hypes


Listen Up Girlies: Jennifer Garner Has the Secret To Thicken Thinning Hair
Beauty

Listen Up Girlies: Jennifer Garner Has the Secret To Thicken Thinning Hair

We promise, it’s not a hoax.
2,566 Hypes

Minka Kelly Opens up About "Toxic" Relationship With Taylor Kitsch
Entertainment

Minka Kelly Opens up About "Toxic" Relationship With Taylor Kitsch

The actor details her journey in her upcoming memoir.
6,136 Hypes

INUIKII Introduces the Sabot Venezia Clog
Footwear

INUIKII Introduces the Sabot Venezia Clog

The perfect shoe for spring.
1,905 Hypes

London-Based Label Ahluwalia Launches Everyday "Unison" Collection
Fashion

London-Based Label Ahluwalia Launches Everyday "Unison" Collection

Designed to fit seamlessly into your everyday life.
1,113 Hypes

Melchior Tersen's 'Voyage Voyage' Book Depicts the Wit of Travel T-Shirts
Art & Design

Melchior Tersen's 'Voyage Voyage' Book Depicts the Wit of Travel T-Shirts

Grab a limited-edition copy before they run out.
3,140 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.