Hip Hop's Formative Years To Be Documented In New Comic Book

(AllHipHop News) With forty years behind it, Hip Hop is constantly finding new ways to celebrate the culture’s rich history and educate younger generations on its founding participants. Comic artist Ed Piskor hopes to further honor rap’s beginning days with the upcoming print edition of his Hip Hop Family Tree.

What started as an online series on the site Boing Boing, Hip Hop Family Tree will now be published as a single volume. In it, Piskor re-tells the stories of some of the illustrious members of early Hip Hop through cartoons. Some of the subjects include DJ Kool Herc, Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, The Funky Four Plus One, The Cold Crush Brothers, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, Rick Rubin, Fab 5 Freddy, and Sylvia Robinson.

Hip Hop Family Tree also covers the historic moments, locations, and films that have significant importance to ’70’s and ’80’s Hip Hop. Even the hardships and troubling times of rap music’s “old school” are presented.

Hip Hop Family Tree is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. The collection will be released November 2nd.

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Watch Ed Piskor talk about Hip Hop Family Tree in the video below.

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10 Responses to “Hip Hop's Formative Years To Be Documented In New Comic Book”

  1. Freezamon

    Dope Hands Down…..but you can see who’s curating our hip hop culture…I’m just saying If black folks don’t care about our historical contributions who will there be to actually keep the stories and histories accurate. But kudos to this guy who loves the culture ( although he will be profiting off of it ). Black folks stay losing where it counts. Damn Shame

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