A classic, genre bending album? Check. A critically acclaimed movie? Another check. And now N.W.A.‘s Straight Outta Compton has been chosen for the Library Congress.
According to the New York Daily News’ Page Six, the LP will be among 24 other recordings that will be making its way to the Washington D.C. building, along with The Wiz soundtrack, Richard Pryor’s Wanted: Live in Concert, Sister Sledge’s “We are Family” and David Bowie’s 1972 album The Rise and Fall Ziggy Stardust.
As now, none N.W.A.’s members have responded to the news, but they’ll most likely do so in the days to come.
Meanwhile, John Singleton stopped by The Breakfast Club today (March 29) and said Ice Cube was supposed to play the lead role in the 1993 film Poetic Justice, but Tupac snagged it instead.
“I was putting it all together. Janet Jackson] was already in,” he explained. “Originally, Ice Cube was supposed to be in it, and Ice Cube didn’t want to be in a romance.”
Do you think the Cali rapper regrets not taking the role, since it’s such a cult classic? Either way, he has to be happy that Straight Outta Compton will be heading to the Library Congress, which is definitely another huge notch in an already impressive career.