Today’s Google Doodle Teaches Hip-Hop History And Makes You The DJ

Today’s Google Doodle Teaches Hip-Hop History And Makes You The DJ

Go to Google today (August 11th) and discover the origins of the Hip-Hop break which began on this day in 1973 with DJ Kool Herc.

Google’s Doodle launches into an animated history lesson from New York rap legend Fab 5 Freddy. Freddy briefly explains how Hip-Hop has permiated culture, music and fashion before recounting how Kool Herc is credited with inventing ‘The Break’, an extended instrumental section of the song using two records and turntables to allow people to dance for longer.

Whilst the video is educational, you then have the opportunity to become the DJ as you’re presented with two turntables, a crossfader and a crate full of old-school jams. Welcome to the rabbit hole.

Google Doodle

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