Hip-hop has just gotten its own day.
Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating August 11th as "National Hip-Hop Celebration Day."
The holiday was announced last Thursday on the official Senate Periodicals Twitter account. They also confirmed that November was named "Hip Hop History Month." These celebrations of the beloved music genre mark the first time that the U.S. Senate has recognized hip-hop.
By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.Res.331 (A resolution designating August 11, 2021, as ‘‘Hip Hop Celebration Day’’, designating August 2021 as ‘‘Hip Hop Recognition Month’’, and designating November 2021 as ‘‘Hip Hop History Month’’)— Senate Periodicals (@SenatePPG) July 30, 2021
Since hip-hop's inception, August 11th, 1973 has always been regarded as the date it was birthed. This was when New York icon DJ Kool Herc and his sister hosted a back-to-school party in the Bronx, where the culture and music took center stage.
How will you be celebrating "National Hip-Hop Celebration Day" and "Hip Hop History Month?"
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