Cousins! A time was had at the Vice President’s residence this weekend as Kamala Harris hosted the first-ever Hip Hop house party!
The star-studded event celebrated 50 years of Hip Hop with performances from twenty acts including rappers Jeezy, Roxanne Shante, Lil Wayne, Common, MC Lyte Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and many more.
In partnership with the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective and Live Nation Urban, Kamala and fellow White House administrators, welcomed over 400 guests for an afternoon of partying at the Vice presidential residence.
“The Recording Academy and the Black Music Collective have had a tremendous year paying tribute to and honoring the legacy of Hip-Hop in its milestone 50th year. Taking the celebration to our nation’s capital alongside Vice President Harris is truly something special,” says Harvey Mason jr., president and CEO of the Recording Academy,
VP Harris detailed how hip-hop has continuously influenced people throughout the country within fashion, music, and overall pop culture. “Hip Hop is the ultimate American art form that shapes every aspect of America’s popular culture. Hip-hop culture is American culture.”
She mentioned that Public Enemy rapper Chuck D had previously described rap as “Black America’s CNN”, reports AP News.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the celebration marked the very first time a sitting Vice President has hosted a Hip Hop of this style.
“It has always channeled the voices of the people. It tells the stories that don’t make the news,” added V.P Harris.
Doug added, “This is a hip-hop household!”