Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, The Origin Of "Hip Hop", And A Tale From Hollis, Queens

By Ed Piskor

 Hip Hop Family Tree Part 1

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 2

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 3

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 4


Published 9:45 am Tue, Feb 7, 2012


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Hip Hop Family Tree is in stores. Hip Hop Family Tree book 2 is now on Amazon!
Coming soon: The Hip Hop Family Tree Box Set

14 Responses to “Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, The Origin Of "Hip Hop", And A Tale From Hollis, Queens”

  1. ryuchi says:

    These colors–so warm, brings back a whole another era!

  2. MrJM says:

    My grandpa first invented hip-hop in 1943.

  3. When do we get to Newcleus and Jam On It? My nostalgia circuits need tickling.

  4. zombiebob says:

    awesome as always

  5. wizardru says:

    Loving this series SO MUCH, y’all.

  6. Mister44 says:

    Every time I see Kurtis Blow I can’t help think of this song :
    The Ballad of Curtis Loew

    ETA – Yay – Jam Master Jay! RIP

  7. Layne says:

    Beastie Boys never sounded the same after they got rid of Hurricane. 
    Coincidence? I think not. 

  8. Donald Petersen says:

    Is it a bit of creative license to show Run-D.M.C. as an act so young and short that they can’t quite see over the turntables?  Man, they’re cute!  Anyway, I too am loving this series.  I could read a hundred installments of this at a sitting and not tire of it.

  9. Al Corrupt says:

    This series brings together America’s greatest cultural exports – comic books and hip hop.
     – Sorry guys – the jury is still out on democracy ;]

    RIP Jam Master Jay.

  10. gwailo_joe says:

    I’m three days late checking out the latest installment…but great as usual…

    This is the knowledge that needs to be dropped…more please!!!

  11. sisyphus321 says:

    I love this series. But hip-hop didn’t hit the deep midwest until … well, I’m not even sure it’s made it there yet. I feel like a hick for asking, but what years are we talking about here?

    • Ed Piskor says:

      The timeframe is bouncing around a lot, but, we’re dealing with the mid 70’s mostly. The Russell Simmons/Kurtis Blow stuff is about 1978-79 though.