Google Celebrates Hip Hop’s 44th Anniversary With An Interactive Doodle Featuring Fab Five Freddy


(AllHipHop News) August 11, 1973 is widely considered to be the founding date of what would eventually become Hip Hop culture. On that day, Clive "DJ Kool Herc" Campbell hosted his sister's back-to-school party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in The Bronx, New York.

That event in '73 birthed a global phenomenon that went on to influence music, fashion, art, film, politics, and many other facets of society.

Google is taking part in celebrating Hip Hop's 44th anniversary by recruiting the legendary Fab Five Freddy to narrate a visual history lesson about the culture.

The video is also featured as the search engine's homepage doodle for the day.

Internet users can actually practice their DJ skills on the interactive image by selecting, scratching, and fading different records.

Ronald Savage, owner of The Hip Hop Movement, told AllHipHop that the music and culture have come a very long way since those humble beginnings.

"Today is the 44th birthday of Hip Hop. I never thought that Hip Hop would last as long as it did when I started out in the industry as a young kid carrying record crates for the original DJ Jazzy Jay," said Savage. "For me, being involved with Hip Hop was something that we loved to do. It kept us out of trouble and kept us thinking positively. And, it was fun.”

The most beautiful thing about this is when you see the pride ooze out of all the pioneers, veterans and precursor entities of this culture we call, Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is responsible for the good feeling in many people, especially those whose story goes untold. Not only was it a beautiful thing to bare witness to the pride of most, but to take into account the true growth of this culture and its future. Hip-Hop History will soon become a very important thing to know in some coming years.