Hip Hop Family Tree

TitleHip Hop Family Tree
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorPiskor, Ed
Number of Pages112
PublisherFantagraphics Books Inc.
CitySeattle, WA
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number2147483647
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The best-selling series continues covering the early years of 1981-1983, when hip-hop makes a big transition from parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records.

The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by adopting flamboyant regalia until a young team from Hollis, Queens called Run-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets.

This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock", "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the cult film Wild Style, and introduces future superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Ice T, and Public Enemy.

Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G., and New Kids on the Block (?!)!