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Hip Hop Family Tree

1, 1970s-1981
Piskor, Ed (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopaedic history of the formative years of the music genre that has changed global culture. Originally serialised on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, Hip Hop Family Tree has been collected in a single volume cleverly presented in a style evocative of the Marvel comics of the same era. Captured are the vivid personalities of stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, as well as three kids who later become RUN-DMC.
Authors: Piskor, Ed
Title: Hip hop family tree
1, 1970s-1981
Publisher: Seattle, Washington :, Fantagraphics Books,, 2013
Edition: First Fantagraphics Books edition, Fantagraphics treasury edition
Characteristics: 112 pages :,color illustrations ;,33 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ed Piskor
Notes: Title from spine
ISBN: 9781606996904
1606996908
Branch Call Number: GN 782.42164 PISKOR 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 106), discography (page 106) and index
Subject Headings: Hip-hop Comic books, strips, etc Rap (Music) History and criticism Comic books, strips, etc Rap musicians Comic books, strips, etc Turntablism Comic books, strips, etc Music Social aspects Comic books, strips, etc African American youth Social life and customs Comic books, strips, etc
Topical Term: Hip-hop
Rap (Music)
Rap musicians
Turntablism
Music
African American youth
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Comment by: multcolib_rachaels Feb 28, 2014

Piskor's 1970s-style art fits the subject wonderfully, and this book is accurate (as far as I can tell) and hugely fun. His portrayal of Russell Simmons made me smile every time.

A graphic novel that tells the story of hip hop's early days in the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom.


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Sep 04, 2014
  • ptv023 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing history of hip hop done in the graphic novel format. Turns out to be the perfect vehicle for such a vibrant culture. Double bonus for the oversized 70s comic look of the book.

Check the blog it originated from here:
http://boingboing.net/tag/hip-hop-family-tree

May 14, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You sometimes hear people talk about preferring the feeling of holding a book to reading electronically. Well, Hip Hop Family Tree was made to be read in book form. Piskor's drawing style is gloriously detailed and reappropriates Robert Crumb's visuals in the same way that his subjects mix and match different drumbeats from artists such as James Brown to create something wholly new. Even the paper's look and feel seems to suggest that the volume is some lost gem from the Seventies.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/hip_hop_family_tree_piskor

Another book to check out that I just read today is "When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop" by Laban Carrick Hill/illustrated by Theodore Taylor III. Done as a picture book, this too is nice look at the history of hip hop and a snapshot of the early days. Includes an author's note filled with a timeline and a hip hop select biography of books, movies and websites.

How do I get a copy of this book? It looks great!

Feb 28, 2014
  • multcolib_rachaels rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Piskor's 1970s-style art fits the subject wonderfully, and this book is accurate (as far as I can tell) and hugely fun. His portrayal of Russell Simmons made me smile every time.

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May 14, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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