Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Grandmaster Flash's First Record

By Ed Piskor

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Published 7:51 am Tue, May 22, 2012


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9 Responses to “Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Grandmaster Flash's First Record”

  1. lysdexia says:

    Probably the best use of an advance I’ve ever seen.

    • fredh says:

      Although the band denies it, supposedly Sleep spent their advance entirely on marijuana, which helped birth the 52-minute, one song, doom metal classic known as “Jerusalem.”  

  2. n says:

    I compiled a youtube playlist of all the recordings mentioned, though I’m sure I missed a few:

    Thanks for the much-needed hip-hop education, Ed Piskor. I’m loving every strip.

  3. 666beast1 says:

    Fantastic.  I want an advance I can blow recklessly. Dirt bikes, drugs, original comic book art, they’re all good.

  4. chris jimson says:

    What is it with dirt bikes?  Crash Crew posed on the cover of their album on dirt bikes too.

    Flash does appear on one record back then– he manually plays a Vox drum machine on that Bozo Meko record (which was basically a bootleg of them doing their live routines.)

    • Ed Piskor says:

       It seems ATV/off road vehicles, in general, have always been a trope of Hip Hop. I need to figure out a way to get DJ Breakout’s awesomely designed Dune Buggy into the comic. In the 80’s Jeeps were in. And then there was this vehicle called a Hummer.