Boing Boing 

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 Piskor

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Subway Art

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

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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.

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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 Piskor

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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.

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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.

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Slick Rick Trading Card

Hip Hop Family Tree trading card #23 by Ed Piskor

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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,

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Krs-One was a Teenage Drug Courier pt. 2

A Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.

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Krs-One was a Teenage Drug Courier

A Hip Hop Family Tree strip by Ed Piskor.

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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?

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Basketball by Kurtis Blow

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

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