Roommates, this November is about to be lit! If you thought Black History Month and Juneteeth was lit, we have one more time in the year to celebrate our blackness and culture. Thanks to the U.S. Senate, we’ll be able to celebrate Hip-Hop in a way that we have never imagined. According to The Hill yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed Resolution 331, which Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer sponsored. The resolution is a bill that officially designates November 2021 as “Hip-Hop History Month.” In addition to the month, we will have an official “Hip Hop Celebration Day” on August 11th. The Senate moved swiftly to pass the resolution, first introduced on July 29th, which was also co-sponsored by Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy and California Senator Alex Padilla. The resolution will commemorate the “Back To School Jam” organized by Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc, and his sister Cindy Campbell on Aug. 11, 1973.
If it wasn’t for DJ Kool Herc, Hip Hop’s sound and culture might have been completely different. He set the foundation in the Hip Hop game by introducing a style of DJ’ing and rap in the Bronx, which is the birthplace of Hip-Hop. Kool Herc’s style gave birth to a style, and that has been prominent for decades following.
Resolution 331 notes Hip-Hop as a genre that “transcend[s] many different ages, ethnicities, religions, locations, political affiliations, and socioeconomic statuses, which demonstrates the melting-pot quality of Hip Hop art and culture.” It continues breaking down other elements, including dance, fashion, and the art of Hip Hop. Also, the regions of music, such as G-funk, Hyphy, Trap, and more. This resolution is set in stone and doesn’t need the House’s approval or the signature of President Joe Biden.
Roommates, are yall excited about this?
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