Hip Hop Celebration Day

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Hip Hop Celebration Day
United States
Hip Hop Celebration Day

August 11th marks Hip-Hop Day in the United States, celebrating a genre that has evolved from street corners to become a pivotal musical style and cultural influence worldwide. Hip-hop, like many musical forms, traces its roots to various sources and its growth was shaped by numerous artists. However, a strong case can be made that it came into existence on August 11, 1973, during a birthday celebration at an apartment building's recreation room in New York City's west Bronx, courtesy of D.J. Kool Herc, often referred to as hip-hop's founding father.