By Ed Piskor at 9:45 am Tue, Jan 24, 2012
Hip Hop Family Tree, Part 1
Hip Hop Family Tree, Part 2
I’m enjoying this semi-regular viral cultural propagation quite a bit….can’t wait for part IV
Loving the series, Ed! I just started “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop”, which is really incredible. It is 600 pages thick, exhaustively researched, and a great read.
Your comics fill the same desire, but I’m loving the illustration style and the feeling you give to all the DJs and MCs – stylized but clearly identifiable. Make sure you put this in a book when you are done! I’ll buy it.
I’m not a regular hip-hop listener but I am loving this edu-tainment.
Not to be confused with the other Kid Creole, also from the Bronx.
Keep up the good work!
This is so unbelievably cool. I’m so excited for the next however many installments — I hope your goal is a thick bound book, because that bidness will sell like hotcakes!
This is great, great stuff.
I echo what Sam Ley already said–press the record so we can buy it already.
yeah i have to say that this would be awesome as a collected work, possibly with an “old school” mixtape(downloadable, of course).
This is gold.
Pretty cool. I second Mr. Childers idea. Even just a list of the quintessential songs of each artists so we can do search them out. Like I said, this was before my time, and while I recognize some of the names, I am still unfamiliar with their work. The old Scud comics used to have a list of songs to be played at certain sections of the comic.
I seriously enjoy and love this. I am reading “The Big Payback:The History of the Business of Hip-Hop” and “Luminary Icon” by MC Sha-Rock right now. This other angle expressed by Ed Piskor, in such a creative way, really helps one understand the true beginnings of hip-hop culture. It’s also a great way to preserve this street culture, which is what I try to do everyday in my work.
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