Kamala Harris says hip-hop is ‘the final word American artwork type’ as she hosts a fiftieth anniversary social gathering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday hosted a celebration of hip-hop’s fiftieth anniversary with appearances by among the music style’s pioneers and stars.

Widespread, Jeezy, MC Lyte and Roxanne Shante had been among the many hip-hop artists invited to affix Harris for the social gathering on the vice presidential residence.

Hip-hop’s fiftieth birthday has impressed a number of anniversary occasions this yr. Many hint the style’s creation to an Aug. 11, 1973, back-to-school social gathering the place 18-year-old Clive Campbell, often known as DJ Kool Herc, deejayed at a Bronx condo constructing in New York Metropolis.