Today’s Google Doodle is a celebration of the birth of Hip Hop, launched 44 years ago to the day by none other than Kool Herc. Once you sit through a cool little intro video, you can actually use the Google logo to scratch and mix records on a two turntable layout. Very cool!

Today, we celebrate the 44th anniversary of that very moment with a first-of-its-kind Doodle featuring a custom logo graphic by famed graffiti artist Cey Adams, interactive turntables on which users can mix samples from legendary tracks, and a serving of Hip Hop history – with an emphasis on its founding pioneers. What’s more, the whole experience is narrated by Hip Hop icon Fab 5 Freddy, former host of “Yo! MTV Raps.”

Head here for more info and head over to Google to give it a shot. Read about the inception below…

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