Vice President Kamala Harris holds Hip Hop party in backyard of DC home.
Watch Lil Wayne, Common, Jeezy, Fat Joe & Remy Ma at Kamala Harris’ Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary: celebration concert
Vice president hosted an event celebrates 50 years of hip-hop at her official residence over the weekend.
Kamala Harris held a “50 Years Of Hip-Hop” celebration at her official residence in Washington, DC on Saturday (September 9), featuring performances from hip-hop's pioneering rap stars.
VP Kamala Harris teamed up with the Recording Academy and the Black Music Collective, hosted a 50th-anniversary celebration of hip-hop at the vice presidential abode in Washington, D.C. Harris delivered a speech honoring hip-hop and the genre's influence on popular culture.
Hip-hop culture is American culture,” Kamala told the crowd who cheered her on during her address. According to the Associated Press, Harris also cited Public Enemy frontman Chuck D's spot-on description of rap as “Black America’s CNN.”
“It has always channeled the voices of the people. It tells the stories that don’t make the news,” Kamala Harris said.
Pioneers who rocked the mic at the event included Common, Jeezy, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, Too Short, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, MC Lyte and Washington, D.C's own Wale.
See Vice President Kamala Harris Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary concert below.