Google Doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip-hop

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By Oliver Gettell, essence.com

Forty-four years ago, hip-hop as we know it was born at a party in the Bronx when DJ Kool Herc used two turntables to isolate and extend the breakbeat of a song, inspiring people to cut loose on the dance floor.

In honor of that landmark get-together at 1520 Sedgwick Ave., Google is marking the anniversary with an in-depth interactive Google Doodle. Running globally for the next 40 hours, the doodle features an intro and a turntable tutorial both narrated by Fab 5 Freddy (the former host of Yo! MTV Raps), a pair of interactive turntables with a virtual record crate full of iconic samples, and unlockable achievements highlighting hip-hop’s early pioneers.

Read more at http://www.essence.com/syndication/google-doodle-birth-hip-hop?utm_campaign=essence&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=essence_socialflow_twitter

 

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