In 2014, my friend and partner, Leroy McCarthy gave me a call with an idea he had in mind to further honor Hip-Hop's position in history. His idea was to have August 11th, the said birth date of Hip Hop, a Day of National Recognition. This was around the same time we were successful in getting a street named after Sugarhill Records Founder, Sylvia Robinson in Englewood, NJ where the Sugarhill Records office once use to be.
After hearing his idea, he told me some of the cities that he have reach out to several cities in an effort to get the proclamations in these different cities.Leticia James made this an official day in NYC when James signed the Proclamation. Happy BORNDAY Hip Hop.
You can read about McCarthy's efforts (here)