Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 2: 1981-1983

Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 2: 1981-1983

by Ed Piskor, Charlie Ahearn


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The second installment of this acclaimed graphic novel hip-hop history (originally serialized on the popular website Boing Boing) covers the years 1981-1983. 2015 Eisner Award Winner: Best Reality-Based Work.

Covering the early years of 1981-1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyant until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets. This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s the Message, the movie Wild Style and introduces superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block (?!)! 

2015 Eisner Award Winner: Best Reality-Based Work

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606997567
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 09/07/2014
Series: Hip Hop Family Tree Series , #2
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,246,216
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ed Piskor (1982) lives and draws out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His New York Times Best-Selling series Hip Hop Family Tree, which was originally serialized on Boing Boing, has gone back to print numerous times, and won the 2015 Eisner Award for "Best Reality-Based Work." His series for Marvel, X-Men: Grand Design, was released in 2017 to wide acclaim.

World renowned director of the film-phenomenon Wild Style.

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