KRS-One meets Mr. Magic

The confrontation that leads up to the big battle of boroughs between Queens and the Bronx.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Thank Goodness for Goodguy-With-A-Gun!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we all trust Goodguy-With-A-Gun to protect us, not because we want to, but because we have to.

Introducing Boogie Down Productions

KRS-ONE, DJ Scott La Rock, and several emcees from the homeless shelter combine to create a legendary collective in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.

TOM THE DANCING BUG: A Long Time Ago, Generations Far Far Away...

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH, the elder and younger Smythes, of Chagrin Falls, U.S.A., make plans to see Star Wars.

KRS-One discovers Scott La Rock is a DJ

Looks are deceiving when KRS-One finds out that the social worker at his homeless shelter has skills on the wheels of steel.

Have a Very Merry N.R.A. Christmas!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH the N.R.A.'s Wayne La Pierre plays Santa Claus, and everybody gets a gun, naughty OR nice!

LL Cool J's First LP, Radio

The first full length album from Def Jam Records in 1985 with special vocal appearance by Russell "Rush" Simmons.

TOM THE DANCING BUG - War on Christian Terrorism

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH war is declared on Christian Terrorism.

World Class Wreckin' Cru was Dr. Dre's first LP

Dr. Dre got his first 10,000 hrs practice with the World Class Wreckin' Cru before his career with NWA and beyond.

Meet ISIS's Newest Recruits

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH we meet ISIS's new recruits, the result of its successful Paris recruitment drive.

Steady B, Life in Prison

A 1980's rapper pulls a caper and pays the consequences in this week's Hip Hop Family Tree strip.

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Middle-Aged-Couple-In-Armchairs-Man!!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Percival Dunwoody, Phil Collins, Guy Who Walks into a Bar, and SIGNIFICANTLY MORE!

Def Jam signs with CBS Records.

Def Jam goes from a cottage business in an NYC dorm room to a major record label.

The Corporatocracy Commands You to Love Your Country

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Deep Cuts from 1985 from the Hip Hop Family Tree


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Hollingsworth Hound Learns the Truth About Climate Scientists!

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Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Hollingsworth Hound infiltrates a meeting of climatologists, and learns the TRUTH!

Beastie Boys Tour with Madonna

With less than a handful of songs the Beastie Boys got to tour cross-country in 1985 during Madonna's "Virgin" tour.

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