Go-Go Bill Is One Step Closer For Go-Go Music To\u00a0Become The Official Music Of\u00a0 D.C. According to the Washington Post Go-go could very well become the official music of Washington, D.C.\u00a0 The Go-Go bill \u201cGo-Go Official Music of the District of Columbia Designation Act of 2019\u201d, introduced by D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) \u00a0was unanimously voted in favor of on Tuesday by the D.C. council.\u00a0 still needs to clear another council vote and be approved by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) before taking effect.\u00a0 McDuffie said, go-go could create jobs and be a factor in D.C. tourism or provide the basis for artists\u2019 grants and residencies. Read: IT\u2019S TIME FOR HIP HOP TO STOP THE GLORIFICATION OF DRUG USE Go-go is a blend of funk, rhythm and blues, and hip-hop originating in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s which remains popular in the Washington metropolitan area.\u00a0 \u00a0Some early bands credited with having developed the style are the Young Senators, Black Heat, and singer-guitarist Chuck Brown.\u00a0 1990s\u20132000s Go-Go Bands such as Backyard and Northeast Groovers started cover R&B and hip hop songs to appeal to younger crowds The purpose of the bill is to preserve the music's culture significance and its roots in the District.\u00a0 \u00a030 years ago, lawmakers passed strict curfews on D.C. youths and blamed go-go concerts for contributing to crime, and gang violence. Last year, the hashtag #DontMuteDC go-go scene after a incident a Shaw Electronics Store.\u00a0 The store sells and plays go-go music blasting out of its store was forced to stop playing loud music after receiving complaints from a resident of nearby luxury condos. Residents\u00a0protested in the streets along with politicians and community activist.\u00a0 #DontMuteDC hashtag went viral.\u00a0 Within days the store has been able to resume playing go-go music.