Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Kool Herc Is Out, Grandmaster Flash Is In


Hip Hop Family Tree, Part 1

Hip Hop Family Tree, Part 2





  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. yeah i have to say that this would be awesome as a collected work, possibly with an “old school” mixtape(downloadable, of course).

  4. 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.

  5. 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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