Ed Piskor at 9:45 am Tue, Feb 7, 2012
Hip Hop Family Tree Part 1
Hip Hop Family Tree Part 2
Hip Hop Family Tree Part 3
Hip Hop Family Tree Part 4
These colors–so warm, brings back a whole another era!
My grandpa first invented hip-hop in 1943.
“My hips pop and they don’t stop!”
When do we get to Newcleus and Jam On It? My nostalgia circuits need tickling.
awesome as always
Loving this series SO MUCH, y’all.
Every time I see Kurtis Blow I can’t help think of this song :
The Ballad of Curtis Loew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Ib2p0hIOY
ETA – Yay – Jam Master Jay! RIP
Beastie Boys never sounded the same after they got rid of Hurricane.
Coincidence? I think not.
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.
They’re not an act yet. Just friends from Hollis. More on that later :)
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.
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!!!
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?
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.
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