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Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983by Ed Piskor
Continuing on with his amazing history of hip-hop, Ed Piskor once again dazzles. If you know or think you know everything about hip-hop, this book will entertain you to no end, with a clever narrative and stunning graphics. And if you know very little about hip-hop, this book will definitely educate. An absolute must-have for fans of hip-hop young and old!
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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 (?!)!
The second installment of this acclaimed graphic novel hip-hop history (originally serialized on the popular website Boingboing) covers the years 1981-1983.
About the Author
Ed Piskor lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
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