U.S. Library Of Congress: Queen Latifah & Daddy Yankee Make History

Written by on April 14, 2023

New Jersey rap legend Queen Latifah is making history as she becomes the first female rapper to have her music added to the highly-esteem U.S. Library of Congress! Also making history is Latin superstar and Reggaetonero Daddy Yankee, whose 2004 classic “Gasolina” becomes the first Reggaeton track to enter the collection.

Latifah, real name Dana Owens, is adding another notch under her belt of achievements and history-making moments as her debut album ‘All Hail the Queen‘ becomes the first piece of music added to the National Recording Registry, organized by the United States Library of Congress.

As mentioned, also making history is Reggaetonero Daddy Yankee, who had his 2004 hit single “Gasolina,” inducted into the Library of Congress, making it the first Reggaeton track to be added.

Reggaeton — whose roots are found in Panamá, stemming from the 1980s when Jamaicans came to the country to work on the Panamá Canal — fuses together Reggae, Dancehall, Hip-Hop, Dembow, and Panamá’s Reggae en Español.

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