Instead of playing the songs in full, he played only their instrumental sections, or "breaks" - sections where he noticed the crowd went wild.
Google is commemorating 44 years of hip hop music with an epic interactive Doodle on its homepage. DJ Kool Herc turning tables. According to the search giant, DJ Kool Herc has been credited with introducing the world to hip hop music. "The progression of this culture and sound - from Kool Herc spinning James Brown breaks at a block party to Jay-Z, Kanye West and Drake being some of the biggest forces in music 44 years later - is something that few people at that first party could have anticipated".
For the celebration animation, Google has teamed up with visual artist and rapper Fab 5 Freddy.
"Hip-hop was accessible", said Cohen.
"Hip Hop originated as a way for young people to focus on something positive in the midst of the negative forces around them", said Perla Campos, one of the creators of the doodle who works at Google.
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You can select actual records from the early days of Hip Hop and do your own breaks. Don't blame us if you get asked to have a meeting with Human Resources because you suddenly started shouting, "If you got a 50 dollar bill put your hands up", or "Single ladies... make noise".
It then takes you to a "record crate" where you can choose samples of classic songs from artists like George Clinton, The Isley Brothers, Billy Squire, and Betty Wright.
Google's doodle celebrating the 44th anniversary will be running globally for the next 40 hours, featuring a narration of the history by Fab 5 Freddy, who used to host "Yo!" When you've picked your songs, you can customize the mix using slider controls.
Experience the excellent doodle on google now! You can sync the records and samples yourself, or let Google auto do it for you.