Google Celebrates The Birth of Hip Hop By Putting You Behind The Turntables
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Google has a new Doodle today that will make you the DJ to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop.
There are plenty of different birth stories, but the most widely accepted one revolves around DJ Kool Herc. The story starts at a back to school party on August 11th, 1973.
Kool Herc is credited with extending the break beats of the most popular songs while DJ’ing, and using that to mix into extended beats of other songs. This allowed people to dance longer to their favorite songs, and allowed MC’s to rap over the newly created beats.
Fab 5 Freddy was tapped by Google to explain the story and introduce the Doodle DJ set up. Freddy hinted that this might be the end of the partnership on Twitter.
— FAB 5 FREDDY (@FABNEWYORK) August 11, 2017
The only problem with the new Google Doodle DJ set up, is that there is a 0% chance of getting any work done today.
I work with some of the best DJ’s in the state every single day, and I’m always amazed at how they do what they do. We’ve all tried to pick a couple of songs and mix them together, and most of us have failed terribly.
This will allow me to sit in the privacy of my work space and tragically try to sound like a real dj. I may even triumphantly announce the return of DJ Shoes In A Dryer!