The Bronx celebrates 44 years of hip-hop

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The Bronx celebrated the 44th anniversary of hip-hop on Friday.

It all started with DJs throwing parties at the park and showing off their music. And now, a younger generation is getting a test of those old-school parties with a massive celebration.

Google even got in on the action on its homepage Friday.

The Kingsbridge Community Center marked the day with the end of a free, five-year summer camp that taught kids all about the history of hip-hop, which got its start in Morris Heights.

The camp program is hands-on and not only had kids hear from the DJs who lived through hip-hop's birth.

The camp founder says they hope to continue to grow and come back next year.

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