Rolling Stone has once again updated its much-hyped 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list, and the highest Hip-Hop-related entry on the list is Lauryn Hill's classic Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill. The Grammy-winning 1998 release sits at No. 10 on a list that includes landmark releases from other Hip-Hop artists like A Tribe Called Quest, OutKast and The Notorious B.I.G.
Covering a wide range of genres and eras, the expected releases have been on the albums list in every incarnation; from David Bowie's The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, to Michael Jackson's Off The Wall and Nevermind by Nirvana. And there have been Hip-Hop maintstays on the list: like Run-D.M.C.'s Raising Hell, The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest, and OutKast's Aquemini.
The 500 Greatest Albums Of all Time list made its debut back in 2003 and underwent a revamp in 2012. As newer albums have joined the canon of all-time greats and younger fans have clamored to see a list not so steeped in classic rock, the list has understandably shifted over the years. We won't tell you the new No. 1 album of all-time (no, it is not anything by the Beatles), but To Pimp A Butterfly and It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back make appearances in the top 25; with The Chronic and The Blueprint among the Top 50.
Miseducation... was a major moment for Lauryn, being her solo debut after the breakup of The Fugees; and it was big for Hip-Hop, winning Album Of The Year at the 1999 Grammys. The album took home a then-record five Grammy awards that night.
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Everything Is Everything
*HEADER CREDIT: Lauryn Hill performs at the Drum Rhythm Festival on May 28 1999 at Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)