U.S. Senate unanimously consented to pass the bill, along with November being recognized “Hip Hop History Month”
On August 11 of 1973, DJ Kool Herc hosted a back-to-school party in the West Bronx. 48 years later, this day is now recognized to be “Hip Hop Celebration Day.”
The news was made official on Thursday (July 29). “By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.Ress.331 (A Resolution designating August 2021 as “Hip Hop Recognition Month,” and designating November 2021 as “Hip Hop History Month”),” the tweet read.
The Senate would like for 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.”
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The resolution continues as follows: “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 full resolution of the text can be found on Congress.gov