Hip-Hop culture can now be honored nationally. On July 29, the United States Senate passed a bill that will recognize August 11 as “Hip Hop Celebration Day.”
According to the Senate Periodic Press Gallery, Senate Resolution 331, which is the official bill designated as “Hip Hop Celebration Day,” will celebrate the day that most Hip-Hop historians believe to be the Hip-Hop birthday.
The bill that the Senators created has the correct Hip-Hop history as it includes the factual history of how the genre was born.
The bill reads: “Whereas, on August 11, 1973, at a Back To School Jam hosted by his sister Cindy Campbell and held at the recreation room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York, Clive DJ Kool Herc Campbell introduced his An Innovative Style of Disc Jockeying and, along with the emcee who drew in the crowd with rap on the microphone as party-goers known as B-boys and B-girls danced, they introduced a new style. Later known as Hip Hop, it combined the elements of a disk jockey (commonly known as a DJ), an emcee (commonly known as an MC), music, art, fashion, and dance. “
Senate Resolution 331 also recognizes acknowledging August as “Hip-Hop Recognition Month” and establishes November as “Hip-Hop History Month.”