Google celebrates 44 years anniversary of Hip Hop with a cool doodle

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Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop. DJ Kool Herc turning tables.

From left, American Hip-Hop musicians DJ Kool Herc (born Clive Campbell), Big Daddy Kane (born Antonio Hardy), Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr), and Coke La Rock unite at the "40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture" concert.

A panel from Ed Piskor's "Hip Hop Family Tree".

"Starting with folks like DJ Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood and Grandmaster Flash, the grassroots movement created a new culture of music, art, and dance available to the five boroughs of the city and beyond".

Once you click on the doodle, you'll be taken on a brilliant tutorial which ends with the ability to chose records, place them on turntables, and mix them.

Unlike DJs that followed his lead with hip hop, in his early years he never made the move into commercially recorded music.

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"Hip Hop originated as a way for young people to focus on something positive in the midst of the negative forces around them", said Perla Campos, one of the creators of the doodle who works at Google. Don't blame us if you get asked to have a meeting with Human Resources because you suddenly started shouting, "If you got a 50 dollar bill put your hands up", or "Single ladies... make noise".

Google's Doodles started out as simple, contextual redesigns of the search engine's logo - in 2001, for example, Google celebrated the birth of painter Claude Monet with an impressionist version of its logo.

When you've picked your songs, you can customise the mix using the slider controls.

Experience the excellent doodle on google now!

In that same year, a turkey was added to Thanksgiving and two pumpkins appeared as the 'o's for Halloween the following year. MTV Raps. It then lets you become a DJ yourself by creating a turntable full of classic records.

Google temporary alters its logo to mark various celebrations.

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