Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of hip hop with interactive DJ turntable

Google Doodle celebrates 44 years of hip hop with interactive DJ turntable

Instead of playing the songs in full, he played only their instrumental sections, or "breaks" - sections where he noticed the crowd went wild.

THE INQUIRER DOES NOT REPORT on Google Doodles as a rule, but rules are meant to be broken, so today with all the swagger we can muster we are going to celebrate its celebration of hip hop.

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During a set in the Bronx on August 11 1973, DJ Kool Herc chose to play just the instrumentals, or "breaks", - sections where he noticed the crowd went wild.

The doodle includes a storytelling element narrated by Fab 5 Freddy, who co-hosted the popular hip-hop show Yo! You can choose samples of classic songs from artists like George Clinton, The Isley Brothers and Billy Squire, and mix them by switching the slider left or right.

"Starting with folks like DJ Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood, and Grandmaster Flash, the grassroots movement created a new culture of music, art, and dance available to the 5 boroughs of the city and beyond".

Google is celebrating the history of hip hop with - what else - a seriously cool Google Doodle.

If you want to know how to be a DJ on Google, you will have to click the play button.

The doodle allows you to pick different hip hop tracks that you can mix with and you then take control of the decks.

The Doodle's executive consultant and partner Lyor Cohen, the former head of Def Jam Records and now YouTube's global head of music, details the birth of hip-hop further explaining the impact the music had on people and society.

The company decided that they should decorate the logo to mark cultural moments and it soon became clear that users really enjoyed the change to the Google homepage.

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