Senate Passes “Hip Hop Celebration Day” Bill
August has now been deemed as “Hip Hop Recognition Month”. The Senate has passed a bill establishing that Hip-Hop was born on August 11th, 1973 when DJ Kool Herc hosted the legendary Bronx block party. August will be Hip Hop Recognition Month while November remains as Hip Hop History Month.
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.
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’’)
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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.”
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