Today is a day for celebration.
See, if it weren’t for this day, forty-four years ago (that’s August 11th, 1973, to be exact), this very website may not even exist, as today marks the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop, when DJ Kool Herc threw a party at 1520 Sedgewick Ave. in The Bronx that would forever alter the course of history.
Now, hip hop is a global phenomenon, is the most popular music in the States, and is one of the most influential cultures on the planet. To celebrate the day, Google’s popular Google Doodle is dedicated to the birth of hip hop. Along with a logo graphic created by graffiti artist Cey Adams, the Doodle also allows users to “mix” and “scratch” classic break beats from the Incredible Bongo Band, George Clinton, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and several others. The entire experience is also narrated by Fab 5 Freddy as well.
Check it out here. It’s definitely worth your time.