On August 11, 1973, there was a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx—and four decades later, we’re still talking about it. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 44th anniversary of that party, which is widely credited as the birth of the Hip Hop movement.
Today, is the 44th anniversary of hip hop — when DJ Kool Herc threw a party at 1520 Sedwick Ave in the Bronx on August 11, 1973. Several elements of hip hop were born – namely, emcee’ing and “breaks – and Google is commemorating that moment with a global interactive Doodle on their homepage.
Click the Doodle for a hip hop history lesson and a chance to learn how to scratch, crossfade and “dig in the crates.” The story of how the Doodle came to be — featuring Fab 5 Freddy, legendary graphic artist Cey Adams and the Doodle team – is in the blog post below.
Please post and educate your followers on the culture. The Doodle expires 8/12 at midnight.
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