Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, The "L" Brothers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5,The Funky 4 Plus 1

By Ed Piskor

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Published 9:45 am Tue, Mar 6, 2012


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12 Responses to “Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, The "L" Brothers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5,The Funky 4 Plus 1”

  1. John Young says:

    This series is the best thing on the internet. Thanks, BoingBoing!

  2. Elijah says:

    Love love _love_ this series.  One of the best things I’ve seen done with a comic format ever.

  3. Ed Piskor says:

    Here’s a recording of Grandmaster Flash and his guys from 1978.

  4. gwailo_joe says:

    Here to chime in with my Respect for the historical revelation: ‘keep on, ya don’t stop…’

  5. Halloween_Jack says:

    Wait–that Jazzy Jeff? Yo homes, to Bel-Air!

    • Halloween_Jack says:

       Ut! Apparently, like Kid Creole, shared a stage name with a much-better-known artist.

  6.  Gotta say I love this. Puts it all in perspective. Kids bused in from the freedmen’s settlement used to play all this stuff in the central mall at my huuuge high school in the NW Houston area. Real black cowboys from the edge of the county used to do a boot scoot two-step to Grandmaster Flash and Mellie Mel . I was beginning to take an interest in this music and study its history. But soon hip-hop became the preferred music of white upper class jocks. So I abandoned the project of learning about this music. I was solid working class, and relied on the Nerd/Stoner/Freak alliance for protection. I am happy that I now get to learn about the history of this music.

    BTW, I think a good solution to bullying is to have HUGE high schools, 3000+ students. Everyone can find a coalition or tribe strong enough to protect them.

  7. wibbled_pig says:

     Been enjoying this myself, stuff from when I was a wee tot.

  8. Al Corrupt says:

    Thanks again. Keep ’em coming.