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Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1: 1970s-1981 By Ed Piskor

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The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium - the comic book! From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, full color encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Cleverly presente...

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium - the comic book! From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, full color encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era, Piskor's cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios + radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing in obsessively authentic detail the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations + the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash + the Furious Five, plus the charismatic players behind-the-scenes like Russell Simmons, Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, Sylvia Robinson, Rick Rubin, Fab 5 Freddy, The Clash + other luminaries. Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts + anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day! Paperback; 2013, Fantagraphics.

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- 112 pages
- Dimensions: 9.2"l x 0.6"w x 13.3"h