Today we celebrate 44 years since the #BirthOfHipHop!
DJ Kool Herc started things when he decided to play combine and extend the instrumental breaks on two turntables. Since then, an international genre began! Today, Hip-Hop is everywhere outside of the Bronx, NY where it’s origins first began (1520 Sedgewick Ave. to be exact). From Japan to Australia, South Africa to Switzerland, the genre has brought people together in all demographics.
In honor of Hip-Hops beginnings, Google is teaching the basics of what it takes to DJ by clicking on their fun and animated doodle. With the help of hip hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, everyone can get a feel of what some of our favorite DJs do on a regular basis!
Check out a few of our favorite Hip-Hop classics below!