The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his retelling of the X-Men mythology in X-Men: Grand Design, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture.
"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 didnt 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." — MTV