Congress declares November as the official month of Hip Hop History
The bill will be passed as the passage of Resolution 331, a bill co-sponsored by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and passed through the Senate under Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) direction, Billboard reports.
The bill was brought to congress’ attention in late July. The passage looks to recognize the genre’s major contributions to music culture.
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With August 11, 2021, marking the day we will now know as Hip Hop Celebration Day, November takes an entire month to celebrate the genre. It was August 11, 1973 when DJ Kool Herc and his sister threw the Hip Hop Back To School Jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the Bronx, New York, USA. Not failing to mention that August is officially known as Hip Hop Recognition month.
“Hip Hop is my life. Hip Hop saved my life. Hip Hop gave me knowledge of self. Hip Hop is who I am,” Congressman Bowman said. “The celebration of Hip Hop history and the study of it is essential to our democracy, our innovation, our voice and who we are as human beings.”