Google commemorates 44th anniversary of Hip Hop with an interactive doodle

Google commemorates 44th anniversary of Hip Hop with an interactive doodle

This dance later became known as break dancing and these breaks were typically sections of the songs that the crowd "went wild to", according to YouTube's global head of music Lyor Cohen (former head of Def Jam Records).

One may click on the Google Doodle and see a little 1 minute documentary on the introduction to Hip-Hop and then comes wide open a set of turntables with 2 records.

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Jay Z's newest album 4:44 is a hip-hop comeback was welcomed warmly by millions globally. Plus, while the Google doodle does start by trying to educate you with facts about the early days of Hip Hop culture, it soons segues into a virtual pair of record decks upon which you can pretend to be Tony Touch, DJ Kool Herc, or the guy that Vanilla Ice must have paid to sample that Queen song that time.

Herc used two turntables- music journalist Steven Ivory says it was James Brown's Sex Machine- to create a longer instrumental break in the music. All of that happened because of that random movements of hand at a house party in Bronx 1973.

MC's, or master of ceremonies, would take those "break beats" and rap and rhyme over them to make the party more hype.

Introduced with a tutorial video narrated by hip hop icon Fab 5 Freddy, the Doodle on the homepage features a custom logo designed by graffiti artist Cey Adams.

A panel from Ed Piskor's "Hip Hop Family Tree".

"Hip Hop originated as a way for young people to focus on something positive in the midst of the negative forces around them", said Perla Campos, one of the creators of the doodle who works at Google. After clicking on this, Google gets the user to a "record crate".

Google's Doodles started out as simple, contextual redesigns of the search engine's logo - in 2001, for example, Google celebrated the birth of painter Claude Monet with an impressionist version of its logo.