Google Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop With Dope Doodle And Fab 5 Freddy's Help
The doodle by Cey Adams also has an interactive DJ tutorial and video covering the birth of hip hop.
August 11, 2017 at 12:20 pm
Before hip hop took over the world, it came from the Bronx. Today, Google celebrates that magical moment that changed the music world forever 44 years ago.
Hip hop was born Aug. 11, 1973, when DJ Kool Herc first spinning turntables at his sister's birthday/back to school party created the break, giving dancers a chance to dance longer. This is how break dancing started eventually defining the early years of the new genre. Then came the MC or Master of Ceremony spitting dope rhymes over typically sampled tracks.
Once you click on Google's interactive doodle created by graffiti artist Cey Adams, the artist responsible for the original look and feel of Def Jam, people are given the origin story of hip hop by one of the originators, Fab 5 Freddy.
And shortly after the video ends, you can get some tips on becoming a DJ yourself with a DJing tutorial featuring tracks from George Clinton, Billy Squire, The Isley Brothers, and Prince Paul.
Twitter was also buzzing reminiscing over hip hop's humble beginnings and the dope doodle.
44 years ago, Kool Herc's "Back to School Jam" in NY’s west Bronx started a movement and spawned a whole culture.
Happy Birthday Hip Hop! ???? pic.twitter.com/eeIDJ4tcFQ
— Vinnie Crocker (@Vinnie_Crocker_) August 11, 2017
DJ Kool Herc’s Back To School Jam.
On this day in 1973, Hip Hop was born at a party in the Bronx. Happy Birthday Hip Hop pic.twitter.com/00qMHCVKHW
— FirstKlassBreakfast (@FKBOnline) August 11, 2017
Cindy Campbell, Kool Herc's sister, and the co-creator of Hip Hop. Happy Birthday Hip Hop. pic.twitter.com/N0mDLQcGjI
— Stess The Emcee (@StessTheEmcee) August 11, 2017
Happy Birthday, hip hop. I'm still younger than you are. pic.twitter.com/kgxNEUtEmL
— Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) August 11, 2017
Despite signs of a midlife crisis, still in pretty good shape at 44, all in all.
Happy Birthday Hip Hop pic.twitter.com/X26ReEEPei
— Mask of Norro (@MaskOfNorro) August 11, 2017
Here's the video from the interactive doodle below:
— オタク GANG (@RealOtakuGang) August 11, 2017
The doodle will only be available for 40 hours on the home page until it is archived. The doodle may be temporary but hip hop is forever.