Houston Mayor Declares ‘Hip-Hop Day’ With Bun B 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently made a notable gesture to celebrate the city’s vibrant hip-hop culture by officially declaring it “Hip-Hop Day.” The proclamation was also made in the presence of Houston rap legend Bun B.

‘Hip-Hop Day’ In Houston

As his tenure as mayor comes to an end, Mayor Sylvester Turner chose to recognize the genre that has had a profound impact on the city’s cultural landscape. 

The official proclamation was made on Dec. 13, during Houston’s Hip Hop 50th Anniversary Celebration, hosted by Houston legend Bun B and DJ Donnie Jackson at De Luxe. Mayor Turner expressed his appreciation for the hip-hop scene, stating:

“One of my final acts as mayor, I wanted to come by and recognize that and put an official stamp on it from my perspective, being the Mayor of the City of Houston.” 


Houston, Stand Up

Houston has shown a deep appreciation for its hip-hop roots in the past. The city previously designated June 27 as a city day to honor the late DJ Screw, known for his influential 38-minute chopped, and screwed freestyle mix, “June 27.” 

Bun B, an iconic figure in Houston’s hip-hop scene, was present at the celebration of honor. Throughout his career, Bun B has played a pivotal role in putting Houston on the map alongside fellow artists like Pimp C, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Slim Thug, and more. 

Additionally, Bun B has ventured into the culinary world with his successful Trill Burgers venture, where he recently sold over 533K burgers.

‘Megan Thee Stallion Day’

Houston has also paid tribute to another of its talented artists, Megan Thee Stallion. In 2022, Mayor Turner granted Megan Thee Stallion the key to the city, alongside her very own day, now known as “Megan Thee Stallion Day.” May 2nd marks the holiday dedicated to celebrating the achievements and artistry of the Houston-born rapper.

‘Shakur Way’

Houston’s recognition of its hip-hop community aligns with other cities honoring their celebrated artists. In November 2023, the late Tupac Shakur was honored with a street named after him in Oakland, California, paying tribute to his enduring impact on the music industry.