Music News

American rap group Run DMC pose at the Grammy Awards, 1980s. (L-R): Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), Joe 'Run' Simmons and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels.

After 48 years of impacting the culture, Hip-Hop is being honored with a U.S. holiday.

In a unanimous vote by the Senate Thursday, hip-hop will have a day of celebration to be honored on August 11. Additionally, November will be celebrated as “Hip-Hop History Month”.

August 11 is an important day in hip-hop history as it is believed to be the birthdate of hip-hop and culture by DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy Campbell with the party they threw back in 1973 in Bronx, New York.

Hip-hop has grown to be one of the largest genres in the world and just this year alone 10 hip-hop albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart which is the most of any other genre per Uproxx.