Ed Piskor at 6:00 am Tue, Apr 2, 2013
Read the rest of the Hip Hop Family Tree comics!
Hip Hop Family Tree is in stores. Pre-order Hip Hop Family Tree book 2 on Amazon!
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Awesome. The big panel is poster-worthy.
I was just about to post the same thing – goddamn Ed – you’re killing it, man.
The big splash panel was inspired by Jim Lee’s X-Men #3. http://edpiskor.tumblr.com/post/46957541645/id-never-fake-the-funk-jim-lee-inspired-that
Ha! But this leads to the question… who would win?
Thought that looked familiar. Nice work!
^ Pre-order the book, people.
I just discovered the books available for pre-order via amazon for CHEAP! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1606996908/boiboi-20
cheap, and palindromic!
I’ll be getting mine on or before 10/22 according to amazon. you’ll be hitting it up on your book tour (you will do a tour, right?)
I had no idea the drum machine programmer was uncredited and has made no royalties. Interesting part of the story. Surely he knows he helped create a hit.
It’s actually written Super Sporm, not Super Sperm (the previous single was Wonder Worm).
I’m hoping the Jonzun Crew are going to make an appearance in here sometime soon…
as someone who had been listenng to kraftwerk for at least 5 years before planet rock came out, but had also gotten into rap and “electro-funk” (which preceeded planet rock by a year or two), it is hard to overstate what a total mindfuck this record was. and not necessarily in a good way. it wasn’t a very good “cover” of kraftwerk and it wasn’t really a very good rap song either. there was much better electro-funk floating around, but this one, this sound, is the one that stuck for some reason.
I’m pretty sure that I’m “Joe”. I’ll take those royalties with interest please.
Like PaulDavisTheFirst, I too was into Kraftwerk back then (still am). I was also into Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force. I saw them play at The Vic Theater in Chicago. They were all dressed up in their wild costumes, much like the P-Funk gang. At the end of the show, they were performing their encore. I was up front dancing and a big hand reached down from the stage. I reached out, got pulled onto the stage, and ended up singing into the microphone with the band. That’s something I’ll never forget!
I’m “Joe” and so is my wife.
(did I do that right?)
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