The United States Senate unanimously passed S.Res.331 on July 29, recognizing Hip-Hop Celebration Day, Hip-Hop Recognition Month and Hip-Hop History Month.
According to the U.S. Senate’s Press Gallery, S. Res. 331 officially designates August 11, 2021 as Hip-Hop Celebration Day, August 2021 as Hip-Hop Recognition Month and November 2021 as Hip-Hop History Month. This marks the first ever resolution that recognizes hip-hop as a whole following celebratory days in honor of rappers, including DMX, Mac Miller, Travis Scott, Pharrell, J. Cole, Rick Ross and more.
In April, the New York State Senate officially declared December 18 as “Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Day.” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Jamaal T. Bailey introduced and sponsored Senate Resolution 631, with Senator Bailey sharing a eulogy for X. “In New York we have our own hip hop royalty,” he said. “He’s the Earl of Westchester County. He is DMX, he is one of the greatest hip hop artists that we will ever know. Phenomenal actor, phenomenal for the culture. Someone who gave us so much in the hip hop generation. As a kid whose been raised by hip hop, I am grateful not just for the accomplishments that DMX has given, but I’m more happy about the impact that Earl Simmons left on the world. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.”
Elsewhere in music, Drake confirmed that Certified Lover Boy is finally finished.
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