Google Doodle Celebrates Hip-Hop’s 44th Birthday

Today is the 44-year anniversary of the party DJ Kool Herc threw at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx that’s widely credited as the birth of hip-hop. To celebrate the genre’s birthday, today’s Google doogle turns the Google logo into an interactive turntable that allows users to sample and mix classic tracks. If you take the time—a.k.a. kill your productivity at work—you essentially get an interactive lesson about the early days of hip-hop hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.

Google also ran an interview about how it all came together with Fab 5 Freddy (who used to host Yo! MTV Raps), visual artist Cey Adams (who designed the Doodle), as well as Google staffers Kevin Burke, Ryan Germick, and Perla Campos.

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