Hip Hop Family Tree

Hip Hop Family Tree

4, 1984-1985

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Ed Piskor's acclaimed graphic novel series continues! Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4 charts the rise of Dr. Dre and Def Jam records, and introduces new branches on the 'tree': Will Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim and Biz Markie. This volume is also jam-packed with films Hollywood released in an attempt to cash in on the phenomenon, like Breakin', Breakin' 2 Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more.
Publisher: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 2016
Edition: First Fantagraphics books edition Fantagraphics treasury edition
ISBN: 9781606999400
1606999400
Branch Call Number: 781.649 Pi
Description: 110 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 34 cm

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Details the birth and rise of hip-hop music and culture in glorious full-colored artwork. First book in a series.

This graphic novel series details the birth and rise of hip-hop music and culture in glorious full-colored artwork.

This graphic novel details the birth and rise of hip-hop music and culture in glorious full-colored artwork. Part 1 of a two volume work.

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CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

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 ma... Read More »

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CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Piskor's passion for his subject is exhilarating and contagious as he highlights two of the least respected artistic mediums, comics and hip-hop, showing how both of them are great.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/hip_hop_family_tree_2_piskor


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multcolib_rossb Jul 19, 2015

This comic book history of early NY hip hop is printed on big, newsprint-style pages, with fantastic Jack Kirby-esque art. Funny, informative, awesome.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

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

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

Piskor's passion for his subject is exhilarating and contagious as he highlights two of the least respected artistic mediums, comics and hip-hop, showing how both of them are great.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/hip_hop_family_tree_2_piskor

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Mar 19, 2014

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

nowayman007 Feb 28, 2014

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

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.

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