Rolling Stone is one of the most prominent music magazine platforms to date, along with XXL and The Source. Since 1967, Rolling Stone has given intel on the hottest musical talent, ensuring no genre is left out of the equation. Because of this, the music magazine has garnered readers from all over.
Yesterday, Rolling Stone dropped their list for the 500 greatest albums list. They first began this tradition back in 2003, but the music outlet hasn’t updated it since 2012. And while some were ecstatic about the new picks, others scratched their head at Lauryn Hill‘s album, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill being added. Why? Because Rolling Stone categorized it as a rap project.
“Each song was driven by a clarity of vision and personal honesty that felt revelatory,” Rolling Stone wrote about Hill’s debut album. “At a time when pop was becoming increasingly slick and digitized in the go-go Nineties, here was an album that showed the commercial appeal of a rawer sound.”
Aside from the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list, Rolling Stone also named their top 5 rap albums. This included Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly, Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Public Enemy‘s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
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