Google marked the h anniversary of hip-hop hip-hop on Thursday with a groovy new doodle posted on its home page. What makes the scribble even funnier, however, is that it also doubles as a groovy interactive deejaying game where the player can mix records just as they play perfectly in sync on two decks.
The lucky player can even scratch the records with the help of his computer mouse or, if using a cellphone, with his finger on the screen.
It takes just seconds to begin creating your own beats.
Google also enlisted some help from Fab 5 Freddy, a former host of “Yo! MTV Raps” to offer a crash course on the history of hip-hop music.
And, last but certainly not least, the doodle contains three tracks by acclaimed American disc jockey, record producer and recording artist Prince Paul of De La Soul’s “3 Feet High and Rising” fame.
The ingenious hip-hop doodle will stay on Google’s home page for 40 hours before being archived in the company’s doodle gallery.
Google's Doodles, simple, hands-on redesigns of the company’s logo, originally started out in 1998 as a spur of the moment idea by Google founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin.
Today, Google logo doodles, which can be anything from a quick reaction to a news item to the anniversary of a scientific discovery, are hugely popular with millions of Google users all around the world who keep writing in their suggestions for new doodles and corrections of previously posted ones.