The team explains that the idea for interactive turntables was an instant hit, and narrowing down which aspect of hip-hop to spotlight in the Doodle was not much more hard.
On August 11th, 1973 DJ Kool Herc threw a party that we've been going to ever since. The mad crowd danced longer as rhymes were added by his friend Coke La Rock. The doodle also includes a storytelling element, which is narrated by Fab 5 Freddy, who originally co-hosted Yo! Cey Adams, founding creative director of Def Jams records provided the animation's artwork.
The team also worked with veterans of the hip hop music industry like Fab 5 Freddy and Lyor Cohen, who's now head of YouTube Music, to create the experience and select which artists would be featured.
Early storyboard design for the logo. Google
Providing platform to these many people and let them grow as Artist with A. In terms of music Hip-Hop is the most flourishing industry in the world with Billions of Dollars in revenue, millions of artist and countless fans. "And with that, hip-hop was born", they continue. This brought about the introduction of an MC, who rhymed over the music. As the great KRS-ONE once said, "Rap is something you do, Hip-Hop is something you live".
The essence of hip-hop culture at its base is like an algorithm - it can be done in any language and by any nationality out there, and when done right it grows exponentially.
"Hip Hop America", by Nelson George - The important cultural critic and author picks up where he left off in "The Death of Rhythm & Blues" to explain how hip-hop is the love child of many musical traditions.
"Hip hop has done exactly what its founders set out to do, whether wittingly or unwittingly", Cohen wrote. In that spirit, here's to BILLIONS of people getting a brief reminder that "Yes, yes y'all!"