Hip Hop Family Tree
Book - 2014 | First Fantagraphics Books edition, Fantagraphics treasury edition.
Vol. 2 of the graphic novel series Hip Hop Family Tree covers the early years of 1981-1983. Hip Hop has transitioned 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 flamboyantly, 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 Wildstyle, 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 (?!)!
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, 2014.
Edition: First Fantagraphics Books edition, Fantagraphics treasury edition.
Branch Call Number: PIS v.2
Characteristics: 112 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color).
From Library Staff
Ed Piskor's Eisner award winning series about the rise of Hip Hop starts right here. Witness the beginnings of a genre that would eventually take over the music world. Matching the style of Marvel comics at the time makes a good book even better.