Rolling Stone dropped their list for the 500 greatest albums list and just by the place they gave Lauryn Hill controversy is resonated throughout hip hop.
“You should be able to play an album the 101st time and find something new,” said the outlet's reviews editor, Jon Dolan. “I was shocked listening to The Velvet Underground & Nico. I thought, ‘This really holds up.’ And that’s what’s incredible — to find the music that’s part of a conversation that goes on your whole life.”
With the list Rolling Stone named their top five rap albums of all time. In reverse order, Biggie's Ready to Die, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, and in the top spot, Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
"Each song was driven by a clarity of vision and personal honesty that felt revelatory," RS wrote about Hill's debut project. "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."
Hill's spot a mass of controversy, including those who said Miseducation was more R&B than rap.
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