Posts Tagged ‘Music

11
Aug
17

POTUS 44. Hip Hop 44

Make sure to visit Google today and have fun with the amazing interactive Hip Hop doodle!

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Google: 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop

On August 11, 1973, an 18-year-old, Jamaican-American DJ who went by the name of Kool Herc threw a back-to-school jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, New York. During his set, he decided to do something different. Instead of playing the songs in full, he played only their instrumental sections, or “breaks” – sections where he noticed the crowd went wild. During these “breaks” his friend Coke La Rock hyped up the crowd with a microphone. And with that, Hip Hop was born.

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.”

More here

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17
Jun
17

Greatest

12
Feb
17

We Will Rise Up

22
Jan
17

To President Obama With Love

13
Jan
17

Presidential Jam Session

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Pete Souza: This story is better than the photo. Back in 2011, the President invited Bono and Alicia Keys to lunch in his private dining room adjacent to the Oval Office. Bono asks where he should sit. Potus says sit wherever there’s a chair. Bono sees a guitar case in the corner, a campaign memento from Rock The Vote event. Bono quickly tunes the guitar and starts playing/singing Norwegian Wood by the Beatles. Why? Because the second verse goes like this: “She asked me to stay And she told me to sit anywhere So I looked around And I noticed there wasn’t a chair” In the midst of this, the President looks back at me and says, “How cool is this?”

21
Dec
16

Barackmas!

29
Oct
16

‘Seriously’

19
Oct
16

Chat Away

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Pete Souza: President Obama thanks @gwenstefani after she performed at last night’s State Dinner for the Prime Minister and First Lady of Italy

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First Lady Michelle Obama thanks Gwen Stefani after her performance at last night’s State Dinner

14
Sep
16

First Lady Michelle Obama On Ellen

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Ellen and First Lady Michelle Obama dancing on the Ellen DeGeneres show

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11
Aug
16

Summer Playlist II: What Are You Listening To?

Tell us in the comments what’s on your summer playlist. You could be introducing us to an artist we haven’t heard and need to explore and that would be fabulous! You can even show us an example of a song from the artist

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There has never and will never be a president as effortlessly cool as President Barack Obama

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