August 11, 1973 is considered the day hip hop became a genre. With the 44th anniversary here, Google celebrated the milestone just a few days ago. The search engine’s logo was transformed to a graffiti-inspired image and turntable on it’s home page.
It was created by graffiti artist Cey Adams, and is interactive allowing users to check out a turntable to sample and mix classic tracks. “The project is rooted in honoring the past,” he said in an interview by Google Friday.
The doodle also includes a storytelling element narrated by Fab 5 Freddy who co-hosted the popular hip-hop show Yo! MTV Raps.