Hip-Hop Celebration Day Honours The Beginning Of The Genre of Music
On 11 August the annual Hip-Hop Celebration Day, also known as National Hip-Hop Day, was first observed on August 11 in Texas in 2018 and received official congressional recognition in 2021.
DJ Rick of the Fishbowl Radio Network in Arlington, Texas, and hip-hop promoter Callie Dee created National Hip-Hop Day in 2018. The Whiskey Gardens in Fort Worth hosted the first celebration.
In 2021, Resolution 331 was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, making Hip-Hop Celebration Day a legal holiday. In addition to naming August as Hip-Hop Recognition Month and November as Hip-Hop History Month, the resolution proclaimed August 11 as Hip-Hop Celebration Day.
The date of August 11 was selected to fall on the same day as the anniversary of what is regarded as the first hip-hop performance, which took place in New York in 1973. The “Back to School Jam,” which DJ Kool Herc organised in the Bronx and featured cutting-edge DJing methods and rapping over rhythms, was eventually credited with being the beginning of hip-hop.