Google - Hip Hop 44th Birthday

Google Celebrates Hip Hop’s 44th Birthday

Throw ya hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care!

Today marks Hip Hop’s 44th birthday and Google joined the celebration with a graffiti doodle with a turntable in the middle.

When you click the record, you are given a fantastic animated history lesson on the birth of Hip Hop.

An animated Fab Five Freddy says, “On August 11, 1973, a DJ named Kook Herc threw a Back to School party in the Boogie Down Bronx that changed music as we know it.”

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Nas joined in on the celebration by praising Kool Herc for endorsing Steve Stout and Google’s efforts to make Hip Hop’s birthday a global celebration!

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Thanks to Kool Herc this is 100% the Birthday of Hip Hop. 44 years today. This pic is my bday pic at the @catch opening in NYC a few years ago I SNATCHED FROM Steves ig today. Thank God I was born when HIPHOP was born. Happy bday to ME & HIP HOP 44 years old for both of us!!!! MY BDAY AROUND THE CORNER SEPT 14th!!! This day OF awareness happened becuz Kool Herc endorsed @stevestoute & @google in making this celebrating GLOBAL TODAY for the 1st time ever. Everywhere #HIPHOP #googledoodle

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Hip Hop?

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