Google Pays Homage To Jamaican DJ Kool Herc, Founder Of Hip Hop 44 Years Ago Today

Today marks 44 years since Jamaican Disc Jock Clive Campbell, known as DJ Kool Herc founded the genre “HIP HOP”.

The Jamaica born, moved to the Bronx at the age of 12 in 1967 and picked up the nickname ‘Hercules’, (shortened to ‘Herc’).

He played only the instrumental sections or “breaks” from full songs and had his friend Coke La Rock hype the crowd through the mic. The partygoers went nuts and modern day hip-hop was born.

Google on Friday is honoring that night with an interactive Google Doodle that celebrates the hip-hop movement’s origins and culture.



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