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

 Hip Hop Family Tree Part 1

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 2

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 3

Hip Hop Family Tree Part 4





  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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?

    1. 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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