Forty-four years ago today DJ Kool Herc threw a party in the Bronx and decided he wanted to change up the sound.
He played only the instrumental sections or “breaks” from full songs and had his friend Coke La Rock hype the crowd through the mic. The partygoers went nuts and modern day hip-hop was born.
Google on Friday is honoring that night with an interactive Google Doodle that celebrates the hip-hop movement’s origins and culture.
The team behind the new logo spent time researching and talking to early pioneers of Hip-Hop to narrow down which artists to include. Fab 5 Freddy, the former host of the ’90s era show “Yo! MTV Raps,” narrates the whole experience, interweaving history and culture into the design.
Users can click the Google Logo for a chance to mix their own samples from legendary Hip-Hop tracks. It’s Epic!!!!
Via Business Insider