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Google Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop with Doodle

Today, is the 44th of hip hop — when DJ Kool Herc threw a party at 1520 Sedwick Ave in the Bronx on August 11, 1973. Several elements of hip hop were born – namely, emcee’ing and “breaks – and Google is commemorating that moment with a global interactive Doodle on their homepage.
Click the Doodle for a hip hop history lesson and a chance to learn how to scratch, crossfade and “dig in the crates.” The story of how the Doodle came to be — featuring Fab 5 Freddy, legendary graphic artist Cey Adams and the Doodle team – is in the blog post below.
Please post and educate your followers on the culture. The Doodle expires 8/12 at midnight.
Images: http://bit.ly/2vVnBu1 [credit: Google]

Google Search Blog – Thursday (Aug 10) at 9pm PT

On August 11, 1973, there was a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—and four decades later, we’re still talking about it. Today’s celebrates the 44th anniversary of that party, which is widely credited as the birth of the Hip Hop movement.

To learn more about the Doodle and the movement that inspired it, the Keyword team chatted with three of the Googlers behind the Doodle—Kevin Burke, Ryan Germick and Perla Campos. We also talked with two legendary hip hop pioneers who served as close partners in the project: Fab 5 Freddy, former host of “Yo! MTV Raps” and narrator of the Doodle, and Cey Adams, visual artist and founding creative director of Def Jam records, who designed the Doodle logo mage that you see on the homepage today. Here’s what they had to say.

Keyword: How did you come up with the idea for this Doodle?

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