Hip Hop Family Tree 2
Hip Hop Family Tree 2
Illustrated by Ed Piskor

Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

The second installment of this acclaimed graphic novel hip-hop history (originally serialized on the popular website Boingboing) covers the years 1981-1983.

Covering the early years of 1981-1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyant until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets.

This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock," Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message," the movie Wild Style, and introduces superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block (?!)! Full color illustrations throughout

Title Hip Hop Family Tree 2
Subtitle 1981-83
Author Ed Piskor
Illustrated by Ed Piskor
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Title First Published 07 September 2014
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 112 p.
ISBN-10 1606997564
ISBN-13 9781606997567
Publication Date 07 September 2014
Main content page count 112
Weight 16 oz.

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