Over the past few months, the culture of Hip-Hop has a lot to look forward to with the forthcoming rollout surrounding the genre’s 50th birthday.
Just this past May Nas, Fat Joe, LL Cool J, Lil Kim, and so many more legends came together to break ground at the Universal Museum of Hip Hop in the Bronx, New York. While we still have two more years until the 50th milestone, we are also getting the Nas-supported, Showtime series “Hip Hop 50,” the biggest genre is music has more to celebrate with the United States officially naming August 11th as a national holiday.
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
We all know the celebrated 1973 moment when DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy Campbell hosted the back-to-school party which is known as the birth of hip-hop and the new US Senate decision sets this day in stone. On July 29, 2021, Senate Resolution 331 not only recognizes 8/111 as national Hip-Hop Celebration Day but also designates the month of August as “Hip-Hop Recognition Month” and establishes November as “Hip-Hop History Month.”