Google celebrates birth of hip hop with interactive turntable

Google celebrates birth of hip hop with interactive turntable

Google celebrates birth of hip hop with interactive turntable

The 18-year old's play with reggae didn't go down well with the crowd, which gave a sense that reggae, an offspring of beats music, was fading away.

Google has dedicated today's Doodle to a hip hop milestone by allowing users to experiment with an interactive DJ turntable. There's a crate of records to the side you can scroll through it's all the classic hip hop break beats like Little Feat's Dixie Chicken, and Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Rock, which you may know as Apache from Grand Master Flash. During the party, DJ Kool Herc chose to take songs and only play the instrumental parts - called breaks - instead of the entire tune.

Google is commemorating the birth of hip-hop music with an absolutely fascinating Doodle today.

DJ Kool Herc is responsible for creating hip hopWhere did hip hop originate? When you've picked your songs, you can customize the mix using slider controls.

The Doodle's executive consultant and partner Lyor Cohen, the former head of Def Jam Records and now YouTube's global head of music, details the birth of hip-hop further explaining the impact the music had on people and society.

Prototypes were then drawn up before today's Doodle launch to the majority of Google's reach across the world.

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.

You can scroll through these records on the right-hand side of the record box and select a track by clicking the record. You can sync the records and samples yourself, or let Google auto do it for you.

This week a Google Doodle also celebrated the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year and officially marks the start of summer.

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