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Ed Piskor

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Hip Hop Family Tree: Prelude to Beat Street

Setting the cornerstones for the 1984 Hip Hop motion picture, Beat Street, in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed PiskorRead the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Beasties meet Russell Simmons

The second Def Jam release is imminent in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Breakin' the movie

A short strip about the notorious feature film, Breakin' in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

Hip Hop Family Tree: Odd Classics of 1984

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree covers some overlooked gems from rap music's past. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

The Hip Hop Radio Station KDAY and Dr. Dre

The first 24/7 Hip Hop radio station, KDAY in LA plus Dr. Dre's involvement in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed PiskorRead the rest

Afrika Bambaataa Collaborates with James Brown and Johnny Rotten

This week's Hip Hop Family Strip is of David Bowie/Bing Crosby proportions. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

Rakim and Biz Markie

The next generation of Hip Hop All Stars are beginning to form in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

Davy DMX, Influential Early Hip Hop Mega-Producer

The career of Davy DMX spans Hip Hop before Rap records up to his music being sampled today by a new generation of artists. He's the focus of this week's Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed PiskorRead the rest

Schoolly D: Inventor of Gangster Rap

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree covers Gangster Boogie by Schoolly D, an influential artist who inspired the west coast direction spearheaded by Ice T and NWA.Read the rest

Egyptian Lover: West Coast Hip Hop Pioneer

Taking things to Los Angeles during the early 1980's in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed PiskorRead the rest

KRS ONE meets his future DJ and doesn't know it.

Introducing Boogie Down Productions DJ Scott La Rock into the fold in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

Roxanne's Revenge!

The "Roxanne Wars" of the '80s officially begin with this song by 14 yr old Roxanne Shante in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

The song that sparked the infamous "Roxanne Wars"

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree on how we were introduced to colorful MCs like Roxanne Shante.Read the rest

Subway Art

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip highlights the famous photo-book by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

Fresh Fest '84

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip features the first national rap music tour, the Swatch Watch New York City Fresh Fest `84, by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

The First Major Rap Music Tour: A Prelude

Building toward the NYC Swatch Watch Fresh Festival in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed PiskorRead the rest

I Need A Beat, by LL Cool J

The recording debut of young LL Cool J starts off the infamous Def Jam label. A new Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

MC Hammer trading card

Factoids and trivia about one of the most popular rappers in history. New Hip Hop Family Tree strips begin next Tuesday.Read the rest

Slick Rick Trading Card

Hip Hop Family Tree trading card #23 by Ed PiskorRead the rest

LL Cool J Makes a Demo

Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons conspire to create their own record company in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor,Read the rest

Krs-One was a Teenage Drug Courier pt. 2

A Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor. Read the rest

Krs-One was a Teenage Drug Courier

A Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.Read the rest

Meet Lyor Cohen, president of Def Jam Recordings

Introducing the future CEO into the Hip Hop Family Tree. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

Ladies Love Cool James

This week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip introduces LL Cool J into the fold. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

Kriss Kross

Check out Hip Hop Family Tree Trading Card #122 from Ed Piskor. The trading cards feature will be the best place to see your favorite rappers who come later on in the timeline in the HHFT comics series. Whose card would you like to see next?Read the rest

Basketball by Kurtis Blow

The week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor about the origin of the famous Kurtis Blow anthem.Read the rest

I Was A Marvel Comics Reject...

Ed Piskor presents his rejected teenage submissions to Marvel Comics, from a time when all he wanted to draw was superheroes. Now all he wants to do is draw comics about rap music: a new Hip Hop Family Tree is coming next week.Read the rest

Snooping in Mom and Dad's Room

A cautionary Brain Rot strip about digging for Christmas presents and seeing things that cannot be unseen. By Ed PiskorRead the rest

The Budding Cartoonist

A Brain Rot strip by Ed Piskor about a cartoonist accumulating his first 10,000 hours worth of experience and the incentives and rewards that abound.Read the rest

Whodini's Album Escape Goes Platinum

A new tale in the Hip Hop Family Tree, by Ed PiskorRead the rest