Google is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop with interactive turntables and a serious history lesson.
Awww yeah. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of hip hop’s birth by allowing you to step behind the turntables. If you head to Google.com right now, not only will you get a history lesson narrated by the legendary Fab 5 Freddy, but you’ll also learn how to mix samples from some the most well-known tracks in hip hop history—just like Kool Herc. We tried it. It’s fun.
“Today, we celebrate the 44th anniversary of that very moment with a first-of-its-kind Doodle featuring a custom logo graphic by famed graffiti artist Cey Adams, interactive turntables on which users can mix samples from legendary tracks, and a serving of Hip Hop history – with an emphasis on its founding pioneers,” Google writes on their site. “To dig deeper into the significance of this moment and culture from a personal perspective, we invited the project’s executive consultant and partner, YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen (and former head of Def Jam Records), to share his thoughts.”
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