Hip-hop and you don’t stop.
As hip-hop turns 48 next month, the United States Senate has made history by passing a resolution on Thursday (July 29), recognizing August 11 as national Hip Hop Celebration Day in the U.S. Not only that, the Senate Resolution 331 also designates the month of August as “Hip Hop Recognition Month” and establishes November as “Hip Hop History Month.”
According to a tweet issued by the Senate Periodicals’ Twitter account on Thursday, the vote was passed with unanimous consent. It marks the first time hip-hop has been officially recognized by the Senate.
August 11, 1973 marks the month, day and year that DJ Kool Herc (real name
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