Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday (Sept. 9) organized a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with looks by a few of the songs category’s leaders and also celebrities.
Hip-jump’s 50th birthday celebration has actually motivated a host of wedding anniversary occasions this year. Many map the genre’s creation to an Aug. 11, 1973, back-to-school event where 18-year-old Clive Campbell, likewise called DJ Kool Herc, deejayed at a Bronx apartment in New York City.
Harris claimed hip-hop is “the ultimate American art form” that “shapes every aspect of America’s popular culture.”
“Hip-hop culture is American culture,” she informed the group.
Hip-jump has actually become a worldwide artform, turning into one of the globe’s most prominent social pressures, an essential component of social and also racial justice activities, and also a multibillion-dollar market improved generations of rapping, emceeing, deejaying, damaging and also graffiti.
“It has always channeled the voices of the people. It tells the stories that don’t make the news,” she claimed prior to joining her spouse, Doug Emhoff, to view artists’ efficiencies.
Saturday’s event was a partnership with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and also Live Nation Urban.
“This is a hip-hop household!” Emhoff claimed.