Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Genius Rap, and The Original Human Beatbox

By Ed Piskor at 7:00 am Tue, Dec 11, 2012

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Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!

Published 7:00 am Tue, Dec 11, 2012

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9 Responses to “Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Genius Rap, and The Original Human Beatbox”

  1. Hamish Grant says:

    for reference:

    Genius Rap: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAY4DFQvR3Y
    Doug E Fresh in Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYJPOoy_eMM

  2. Steve White says:

    Every time man.  I just love these.

  3. Ed Piskor says:

    Here’s a good, early interview/demonstration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARBgBeHY1w

  4. Love the subtle stuff you’re doing with perspective in those first few panels, man.  Keep on rockin’!

  5. devophill says:

    Ed, I have the sneaking suspicion that most of the background characters aren’t just nobodys, but will show up in later episodes. 

  6. Mister44 says:

    YES – Doug E Fresh – my boy!

  7. noah django says:

    I was a preferred customer at the shop I bought my copy from, they let me dig the crates of the incoming stock before it was priced and shelved.  the best thing about Genius Rap is that the b-side is 10 minutes of the Genius Of Love beat–one of the greatest beats of all time–and as you noted, this version is synched to a computer drum; a tremendous boon for mixing!

    When I realized what I was holding, I told my man Nathan “I don’t care what you charge me, I’m leaving the store with this twelve-inch.”  “Uh, I really don’t know what a fair price would be….”  “how ’bout ten bucks?”  and that is how pic related got into my crate.

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