Today's Google Doogle Is Giving An Interactive Lesson On How To DJ

Today's Google Doogle Is Giving An Interactive Lesson On How To DJ

The sound started to be called Hip-Hop, it was the biggest revolution in music since 17th century opera.

DJ Questlove was among the searchers who were reminded of the Boogie Down Bronx's music influence when they visited the site's homepage. "During his set, he made a decision to do something different", Google writes about how the music genre came to be.

Who is DJ Kool Herc?

DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy Campbell hosted back to school partys in the basement of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in Morris Heights. The culture grew in New York City with the addition of MC's (rappers), breakdancers (or "b-boys") and graffiti artists, as celebrated in films and TV series like "Beat Street", "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" and Netflix's "The Get Down".

The essence of hip-hop culture at its base is like an algorithm - it can be done in any language and by any nationality out there, and when done right it grows exponentially. It then segues into into a virtual turntable set-up where you can play around with different records (including oft-sampled ones from The Incredible Bongo Band and The Winstons) and learn about the breaks.


Google celebrates the birth of hip-hop in the still-predominantly Black and Latinx borough with today's interactive Doodle.

To celebrate the anniversary, Google has created a highly interactive Doodle consisting of two turntables and "a crate full of hot records". Once you choose the songs on the page, you will be able to customize the mix. And in honor of the groundbreaking genre's 44th year of life, Google launched its latest doodle, featuring a number of vintage symbols that recall its humble beginnings back in 1970s NYC.

In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second "o" of Google as a message to that they were out of office at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born.

Google regularly replaces its logo on its search engine with special versions that are created to celebrate anniversaries, but sometimes it comes up with something truly diverting.

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