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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 (?!)!?2015 Eisner Award Winner: Best Reality-Based Work

 

Details

ISBN: 9781606997567
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 114
Publication Date: 7 Sep 2014
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication City, Country: Seattle, United States
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 23.3(L)
Weight (gm): 513

 

Reviews

Action-packed, fun and funny.--Seattle Times
Ed Piskor is the sh#t!!--De La Soul
Gripping.--NPR

 

Author Biography

Ed Piskor (b. 1982) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a former student of The Kubert School and collaborated with underground comics pioneer Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) before creating the best selling series Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design (the latter for Marvel Comics). World renowned director of the film-phenomenon Wild Style.
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