Visual artist Cey Adams with his Google Doodle sketch.

*Can you believe its been 44-years since the birth of Hip Hop? Well, for those of us who would know; those who recall the first utterance of the new age form of music, it wasn’t actually called hip hop.

It was just plain rap.

Suffice it to say that it will bring joy to your heart to know that the giant known as Google is paying homage to this music genre with a commemorative doodle.

The artist behind the image is none other than Cey Adams — a visual artist and founding creative director of Def Jam records.

The folks at Google actually sat down with the players that came up with the whole idea to pay tribute to Hip Hop in this way.

I recall the early days of rap (Hip Hop’s predecessor). I was living in the Bronx, New York, and my homies and I got down with rap forefathers Run-D.M.C., Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow and The Sugarhill Gang. Little did we know that one day the music coming out of our little neighborhood would be — what’s the word?

Iconic.

Judging from what “The Keyword Team” of Google learned, what had happened was

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