It was 44 years ago today in the Bronx that a DJ named Kool Herc is credited with inventing one of the most important elements of hip-hop at an August 11, 1973, back to school party in the Bronx: the break. The event's DJ, Kool Herc, drove the crowd insane by playing a different style of beats, one that focused on a song's breaks (the instrumental sections). Then Coke La Rock hopped on the microphone and on that night hip-hop was born.
Narrated by the legendary Fab 5 Freddy, the Doodle starts with a short video introducing the history of the party that started it all.
The logo was created by graffiti artist Cey Adams, and allows users to check out an interactive turntable to sample and mix classic tracks. No one wants to work anyways.
Google's honorary doodle takes the form of a fun animated tutorial in which artist and hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy takes you through the basics of how hip-hop began.
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"Hip Hop has done exactly what its founders set out to do, whether wittingly or unwittingly".
You can select actual records from the early days of Hip Hop and do your own breaks.
Hip-hop was disruptive. Ultimately, to me, it shows that people in any situation have the ability to create something powerful and meaningful. From Sugarhill Gang, to Run D.M.C, A Tribe Called Quest and Beastie Boys, hip-hop has evolved into a big part of our culture. And in this case, Google has as much to gain by association, considering hip-hop's proven marketing power.
Hip hop culture has spread from urban areas to suburban ares in the United States and across the world.
"Hip Hop America", by Nelson George - The important cultural critic and author picks up where he left off in "The Death of Rhythm & Blues" to explain how hip-hop is the love child of many musical traditions.