Half a century is no small feat, and Hip Hop is well into commemorating its 50th Anniversary. Notably, the Executive branch of the U.S. government has joined in the celebration, with Vice President Kamala Harris hosting a remarkable soirée in honor of Hip Hop.
The celebration has gained substantial attention and continues to make headlines.
Kamala Harris Hosts Hip Hop Bash
On Sep. 9th, Vice President Kamala Harris displayed her appreciation for Hip Hop by hosting a gathering at her official residence in collaboration with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban. The guest list featured a remarkable lineup of individuals, some of whom many regard as pioneers in the Hip Hop industry.
Among those invited to showcase their talents were Roxanne Shante, MC Lyte, Common, and Jeezy. With such a wealth of talent in attendance, it was undoubtedly a top-tier event.
Harris’s Display of Appreciation
During the event, Harris openly demonstrated her profound respect for Hip Hop culture, highlighting the art’s significance. The VP stated, “Hip Hop is the ultimate American art form, shaping every facet of America’s popular culture.”
However, the vice president’s affection for the genre didn’t stop at the words alone. Harris also broke out in dance, busting a groove to some rhapsodic Hip Hop tracks. Regrettably, not everyone has been kind in their assessment of the VP’s dance skills.
Kamala Harris with the granny 👵🏼 moves at her 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop partypic.twitter.com/8Lg5XCxQ3a
— Anthony Brian Logan (ABL) 🇺🇸 (@ANTHONYBLOGAN) September 9, 2023
Nevertheless, while Kamala Harris’s moves may not have resonated with everyone, they were uniquely hers. Besides, what truly matters is the genuine joy VP displayed while immersing herself in the music. Inarguably, such an outward expression of love for the art form can’t help but be applauded.
Long Live Hip Hop
This event showcases the extensive respect that Hip Hop has earned, spanning from the White House to influential economic hubs, from Times Square to prestigious concert venues, and from neighborhood gatherings to backyard barbecues. While this milestone is unparalleled, it serves as just the initial step in a series of many to follow. So long live Hip Hop, and let the celebration continue.
Written by Renae Richardson