11 Aug '17, 3pm

Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music

Google is bringing the funk with a doodle & digital turntable marking the birth of Hip Hop music

I said a hip hop, hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop. Those were the very first Hip Hop lyrics I remember hearing from my mom’s eight-track tape deck back in the late ’70s. It turns out Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” came six years after Hip Hop music was first introduced. Today marks the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop, and Google has created a Doodle to celebrate the music genre that launched a cultural revolution. The doodle doubles as an interactive turntable and includes a tutorial recorded by Hip Hop icon (and YO! MTV Raps host) Fab 5 Freddy. From the Google Doodle Blog : On August 11, 1973, an 18-year-old, Jamaican-American DJ who went by the name of Kool Herc threw a back-to-school jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. During his set, he decided to do something different. Instead of playing the songs in full, h...

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