As hip hop has become a cultural juggernaut, with world-spanning influence, the lore of its origins has become the stuff of myth. So who better to document the formative years of this towering genre than self-proclaimed hip hop nerd and talented cartoonist Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his retelling of the X-Men mythology in the bestselling series X-Men: Grand Design. This explosively entertaining historical series captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early luminaries of the genre, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes. An impeccably researched, lovingly rendered chronicle of the early days of the music genre that changed global culture.
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