The United States will commemorate November as the National Hip Hop History Month beginning this year.
To celebrate the 117th U.S. Congress’ official passage of Res. 331, the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) is launching its “KNOW YA HIP HOP,” Hip Hop History Month campaign. The said campaign is a call to the public to educate itself on Hip Hop as a culture’s significant impact on history and to acknowledge its “universal” spirit.
The campaign promises to be inclusive and operates with diversity, creativity, and social equity.
According to the press release, Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) and Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) co-sponsored Resolution 331 in Congress and pushed to bring this to fruition. The Senate passed it, thus designating November 2021 as “Hip Hop History Month.”
“Back in July, I was asked by Congressman Jamaal Bowman to help review the language being used to create the Resolution designating August 11th as Hip Hop Recognition Day and November as Hip Hop History Month,” Rocky Bucano, the Founder and President of UHHM recalls. “Little did we know it would pass!”
“Four months later, UHHM will celebrate the inaugural Hip Hop History month celebration with a collection of rare event flyers, artists interviews, historical factoids, and a special tribute to Violator Management founder Chris Lighty. As President of the Official Record of Hip Hop, I take great pride in preserving and celebrating the work and contributions of the culture’s original architects,” he added.
“Hip Hop is my life. Hip Hop saved my life. Hip Hop gave me knowledge of self. Hip Hop is who I am, Congressman Bowman declared. “The celebration of Hip Hop history and the study of it is essential to our democracy, our innovation, our voice, and who we are as human beings.”