Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 4: 1984-1985

Hip Hop Family Tree, Book 4: 1984-1985

by Ed Piskor


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In the latest volume of the history of hip-hop told in graphic novel form, we are introduced to characters such as Dr. Dre, Will Smith, Salt-N-Peppa (some of whom were featured in the hit summer movie, Straight Out of Compton), and many more.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606999400
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Series: Hip Hop Family Tree Series , #4
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,268,101
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Ed Piskor (1982) lives and draws out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His New York Times Best-Selling series Hip Hop Family Tree, which was originally serialized on Boing Boing, has gone back to print numerous times, and won the 2015 Eisner Award for "Best Reality-Based Work." His series for Marvel, X-Men: Grand Design, was released in 2017 to wide acclaim.

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