U.S. Senate announces a National Day and Month to honor Hip-Hop Culture

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Hip-Hop culture has often been under appreciated despite the hard work and contributions the artists have provided for us. But now, Hip-Hop will finally be given the love it deserves.

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed resolution 331, which would assign August 11th as National Hip-Hop Day, as well as the month of November as National Hip-Hop Month. The bill is sponsored by Senator Charles Schumer of New York.

August 11th was chosen as the day as that was the day Hip-Hop was invented. On August 11th, 1973, DJ Kool Herc was introduced to a new style of music with disk jockeying thanks to his sister, Cindy Campbell. Together, they managed to create a new genre of music that would also influence dance, fashion, and more.

The holidays will be used to recognize the contributions Hip-Hop culture has had on the world, while also encouraging local governments to create relationships with Hip-Hop entities and the music communities.

Before this bill passing, many rappers have been given their own days by cities. Travis Scott was given his own day by his hometown of Missouri City, Texas, with February 10th being known as Travis Scott day in the city. Houston, Texas has June 10th as a day to honor Drake, despite him being from Toronto, Canada.

Drake standing with Houston Astros Players, including former Astros star George Springer, In 2014.

Are you happy about the new Holidays created for Hip-Hop, or could more be done for the culture?

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