Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 4

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112

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October 2016

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“Ed Piskor may just be the greatest thing to hit comics since Robert Crumb.” – Kim Deitch

Book 4 of the best selling series showcases:

• The rise of Def Jam records!
• The birth of Dr. Dre’s record career leading to Straight Outta Compton!
• New branches on the tree such as Will Smith, Salt N Pepa, Rakim, and Biz Markie.
• Films like Breakin’, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, Beat Street, Krush Groove and more

Praise for the
HHFT series:

“An astonishing feat of cultural archaeology, in both ambition and execution.” –
Vice

“HHFT is an incredible achievement, as well as one of comics’ greatest non-fiction works.” –
 iO9

“Ed Piskor is the sh#t!!” – De La Soul

“Being in an Ed Piskor comic is cool enough to freeze hot water.” – Fab Five Freddy

“This is the comic of all time.” – Biz Markie

“It’s a great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well.” – Bill Adler (co-author,
Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label)

“This is the comic I’ve been waiting 40 years to read.” – Harry Allen (Public Enemy Media Assassin)

“They say the story of Jesus is the greatest ever told, but JC didn’t steal a DJ mixer during the New York Blackout of ’77 or bomb a subway car with Fab 5 Freddy. With his
Hip Hop Family Tree, comics artist Ed Piskor delves into the history of hip-hop and gets straight-up biblical, penning a ‘who-begat-whom’ with a b-boy twist.” – Jonathan Zwickel, MTV.com

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“… Man, did I like this comic … Piskor seems to know intuitively how to relate the best, most revealing and juiciest anecdotes without bogging the reader down in minutiae. I’ve enjoyed Piskor’s work in the past … but he’s never seemed quite as confident a storyteller as he does here.” – Chris Mautner

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“The ability of comics to transport you to a time and place in a manner that prose works just cannot match is demonstrated here as Ed perfectly captures the nature of street life and the crazy characters at that time.”

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“The strip’s visual tone bears a borderline underground aesthetic that perfectly suits the material—brown-edged paper and antique flat color—with a semi-cartoony feel, reminiscent of the graffiti that helped define the graphic aspect of the movement. It’s a massive undertaking, but Piskor succeeds mightily in chronicling hip-hop’s formative years with riveting detail.”