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Senate passes bill recognizing August 11 as “Hip Hop Celebration Day”



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Senate passes bill recognizing August 11 as “Hip Hop Celebration Day”
 

 
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August 11 is officially recognized as “Hip Hop Celebration Day.” By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 331, designating the date hip hop was born at the DJ Kool Herc-hosted back-to-school party in the Bronx as a national holiday. August is now “Hip Hop Recognition Month” and November is “Hip Hop History Month,” according to the Senate Periodical Press Gallery.

America’s most popular music genre turns 48 in August and the recognition by Congress is astounding. The bill to celebrate hip hop nationally was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and co-sponsored by California Senator Alex Padilla and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy.

The text within the resolution of the bill via Congress.gov states, the Senate “recognizes the contributions of hip hop to art and culture.”

The Senate also encourages Senators to “plan appropriate activities that support the objective of the ‘Back to School Jam’ of Aug. 11, 1973 and encourages local governments in the United States to build partnerships with local hip hop entities and other members of the creative arts and music communities.”

The Senators seemed to get hip hop history correct as the bill’s text includes the factual story of how the genre was birthed. “Whereas, on Aug. 11, 1973, at a Back To School Jam organized by his sister Cindy Campbell and held at the recreation room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York, Clive DJ Kool Herc Campbell introduced his innovative style of disk jockeying and, together with the master of ceremonies engaging the crowd with rap on the microphone while partygoers known as B-boys and B-girls danced, introduced a new style, later known as Hip Hop, which combined the elements of a disk jockey (commonly known as a DJ), a master of ceremonies (commonly known as an MC), music, art, fashion, and dance,” the bill reads.

“Whereas, from its humble beginnings in New York City, the music, lyricism, dance, fashion, and art of Hip Hop has become a culture, now found in communities across the United States, and has long been a worldwide phenomenon; Whereas the art and culture of Hip Hop is an original American creation; Whereas the Hip Hop genre has been reinvented often over the years since 1973, reflecting the State, city, and region of the music, from G-funk and Hyphy on the West Coast, to Bass and Trap in the South, to Drill in the Midwest, to many other sounds from coast to coast and from abroad, including the New School, which continues that trend,” the bill continues. “Whereas hip hop artists and supporters, originally of African heritage, now transcend many different ages, ethnicities, religions, locations, political affiliations, and socioeconomic statuses, which demonstrates the melting-pot quality of Hip Hop art and culture.”

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 2 months ago '04        #2
NAKHI ALLAH 
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Nice
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 2 months ago '05        #3
4Chun500 
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More Greatness created in
LEO SEASON


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 2 months ago '04        #4
Adwerdz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x60
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OK we need all parks filled with dj's and cook outs and ppl vibin n jammin on this day, just like the good ol hip hop days in the late 80's - 90's
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 2 months ago '17        #5
Sucka Repellent  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 2 months ago '17        #6
92baby 
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Please make this a hot topic

Thank you

Hip hop we are celebrating

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 2 months ago '17        #7
92baby 
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We appreciate the New Yorkers early efforts of creating
The power house we call Hip Hop
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 2 months ago '17        #8
92baby 
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I feel like certain places in New York like Harlem and the Bronx should’ve been gentrified and or torn down

They places are National treasures of America period

 2 months ago '11        #9
itstruemental 
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Nas album August 6th. Makes sense...

"Sooner or later we'll all see who the prophet is."
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 2 months ago '15        #10
KingTrips 
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Queens and Brooklyn get done foul with the hip hop conversations..

 2 months ago '04        #11
Kadroan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x17
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Here they go pandering again.

They need to worry about getting rid of the fillbuster, passing a Black Anti Hate law, the John Lewis Act and FTP Act & George Floyd Act and Anti Lynching Bill.

Black people didn't ask for this
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 2 months ago '17        #12
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Congratulations to Kool Herc he should be a billionaire

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TheLuminousOne  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Dope

 2 months ago '18        #14
Dehone 
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Eh, that's cool.

Pelosi and Schumer ablut to show up in Adidas track suits, rope chains, pumas and a ghetto blaster

Smart move though. Appeal to the Sugarhill aged black voters and the young and black, current hip hop voters at the same time.
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 2 months ago '20        #15
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 2 months ago '21        #16
Tracy Morgan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Hip hop been dead since foxy Went deaf

 2 months ago '21        #17
Playboy69  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 Dehone said
Eh, that's cool.

Pelosi and Schumer ablut to show up in Adidas track suits, rope chains, pumas and a ghetto blaster

Smart move though. Appeal to the Sugarhill aged black voters and the young and black, current hip hop voters at the same time.
Trump was for “the Culture” before his Presidency tho....Only In America


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 2 months ago '06        #18
Kingme 
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This is some bullsh*t. Out of all the things that needed to be fixed, this wasn't one of them.
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 2 months ago '14        #19
Yosado 
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Kool Herc Birthday Should Be Next. Word To Eco Park!



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