[Free Ebook] ♘ Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1 ⚕ Renegades-bempflingen.de

Let s say four and a half stars.Visually this series is amazing, from the treasury edition large format, to the the muted color palette to the yellowed pages meant to emulate old comics.It begins a little scattered, and at first the lack of really developed narrative structure made it seem a little too haphazard, but Piskor gets into a groove and soon we spend enough time with people to get a sense of how stuff is developing on the individual level.I love the little Easter eggs thrown into some panels for example when we are introduced to Laurence Parker destined to become KRS ONE one day, a little caption inside tell us, His brother s name is Kenny, that s Kenny Parker referencing lyrics from a song on By All Means Necessary also love that Piskor is not afraid to throw a little shade at people he seems to have little love for Russel Simmons, for example.Overall, fantastic and I can t wait for Volume 2. Way too much name dropping and then moving on to the next person The book should come with a mix cd and a collection of classic graffiti art. [Free Ebook] ♡ Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1 ⚔ 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 Hacker Graphic Novel Wizzywig, Comes This Explosively Entertaining, Encyclopedic History Of The Formative Years Of The Music Genre That Changed Global Culture Originally Serialized On The Hugely Popular Website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree Is Now Collected In A Single Volume Cleverly Presented And Packaged In A Style Mimicking The Marvel Comics Of The Same Era Piskor S Exuberant Yet Controlled Cartooning Takes You From The Parks And Rec Rooms Of The South Bronx To The Night Clubs, Recording Studios, And Radio Stations Where The Scene Started To Boom, Capturing The Flavor Of Late S New York City In Panels Bursting With Obsessively Authentic Detail With A Painstaking, Vigorous And Engaging Ken Burns Meets Stan Lee Approach, The Battles And Rivalries, The Technical Innovations, The Triumphs And Failures Are All Thoroughly Researched And Lovingly Depicted Plus The Charismatic Players Behind The Scenes Like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson And Then Punker Rick Rubin Piskor Also Traces Graffiti Master FabFreddy S Rise In The Art World, And Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, And Other Luminaries Make Cameos As The Music And Culture Begin To Penetrate Downtown Manhattan And The Mainstream At Large Like The Acclaimed Hip Hop Documentaries Style Wars And Scratch, The Hip Hop Family Tree Is An Exciting And Essential Cultural Chronicle And A Must For Hip Hop Fans, Pop Culture Addicts, And Anyone Who Wants To Know How It Went Down Back In The Day Very fun A history of hip hop in comics form This is only volume one, so it only covers up to the early 80 s or so I admit this is history I m largely unfamiliar with, but it has the ring of truth about it I certainly recognize lots of names, and even recall hearing a song or two I was previously familiar with Piskor s work from his collaborations with Harvey Pekar He can seemingly draw anything the cover, in particular, is quite striking The production on this book is top notch, going for an intentionally retro look that suits the material well Not only does this look like a treasury sized comic book from the late 70 s, but the paper has even been given the correct shade of brown to make it look old, and the coloring intentionally uses visible Ben Day dots There are some pinups by other artists in the back of the book, and these pages are not aged like the rest of the book the effect is quite jarring I enjoyed this book immensely, and look forward to Volume 2. This is a work of genius Five starts are not enough to rate it And yet, it took me a long time to read it,than most non comics books The art would probably go in my top 10 The style addresses the subject eventhan text The reading of it was tough, since I am very close to a complete ignorant when it comes to hip hop It felt, most of the times, like reading a brilliantly ilustrated wiki And it goes to 1981 It s the 90 s jazz rap that I know a little and love a lot So, so far, none of A Tribe Called Quest, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Souls of Mischief, Brand Nubian, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets and others Definitely, I need to read the whole series And be once again dazzled by the style Hip hop culture, some say, manifests in three ways Maybe they now can start thinking about adding comics to rap, graffitti and breakdancing. I knew absolutely jack shit about hip hop before reading this, so the learning curve was tough But Piskor does a great job of aping the dynamic color and fun of the old giant sized comic books so most of the information goes down smooth I don t know why this was so muchappealing to me than the work Piskor did on the Beats, which I absolutely fucking hated, but it is.I had the pleasure of seeing Piskor read and talk in Gainesville last Spring I can tell he knows his shit and is a bit of a workaholic I d say he s going places but it looks like he s already there. I had only dabbled in rap hip hop before reading this and I was blown away by the richness of the history of the genre Of course I couldn t just read through it because I had to stop and check out youtube videos of the songs I was reading about and read wikipedia articles to fill in the gaps Piskor didn t elaborate on I was so taken with the material that I dedicated my last radio show to hip hop tracks released in 1979 I love it when a nonfiction book motivates me to do my own exploring on the topic Highly recommended. L epica ai tempi della pop art.Potrebbe risultare un banalit , anzi certamente lo , ma giudicare un fenomeno artistico senza analizzare la realt storica contingente a quel fenomeno una sciocchezza Eppure.Eppure sembra un operazione estremamente difficile, pensando a cosa sia diventato adesso l hip hop un industria culturale globale dal valore di miliardi di dollari cercare di circoscriverlo a una determinata area e a un determinato momento storico, senza tornare indietro e indagarne le origini.Ma quello che sta tentando di fare il fumettista Ed Piskor, con il suo Hip Hop Family Tree, pubblicato dal 2011 come striscia settimanale su Boing Boing.Come Scavando attraverso le montagne di denaro, gli infiniti kilobyte di video su You Tube e canzoni in streaming, le correnti estetiche e quelle stilistiche, le diverse forme assunte in tutto il mondo, le lingue in cui viene raccontato e gi ancora, tra gli avvenimenti che ne hanno cambiato il volto per sempre, le poche flessioni del mercato discografico e le tante rinascite, anche dovute all incredibile spirito di adattamento allo zeitgeist che contraddistingue il genere, fino ad arrivare finalmente a quell unico punto spazio temporale dove tutto nato, e da l ripartire Damn fantastic And huge I just want to dive right into it If only it came with a mix tape and the original material Piskor is working with. Like a physicist approaching the Big Bang or a biologist approaching the moment the word became flesh, Ed Piskor delves into the most primordial moments of Hip Hop Innumerable details of people and place are overwhelmingly displayed alongside a foundational story just as convoluted The characters and settings that have forged the latest and most powerful trend in universal music are all there Disappointingly, the same width of attention to detail cannot be said of internal cohesion.More strings of narrative are thrown down than those in a bowl of Spaghetti While the previously mentioned dish coalesces into something tasty for our bellies, the dish that is Hip Hop Family Tree, is overwhelmed with substance Lost in the details, it froths over from an excessiveness with not enough thematic sauce as it were to bind the collection together From the very beginning, emphasis is placed on details that characterize people and places but not the data to demonstrate where we are chronologically Even though the presentation is presumably linear, clearly certain events occur contemporaneously What worked marvelously in Pulp Fiction does not function here It s not until the very end of the issue nigh 82 that we find out that most everything has occurred in a mere few years Simple letter heads denoting the years when certain pivotal moments would have helped tremendously Just as vague as it is in regards to a timeline, so too does this Family Tree suffer from a dearth of internal cohesion With no chapters, this vast panorama of primordial Hip Hop ends upjumbled than not Important developments and occurrences just happen happenstance and are depicted in the story as the author sees fit For example, a few pages introducing a new character will be randomly inserted next to another unconnected story and then this person will pop again pages later for no particular reason This hop scotch esque approach happens again and again Its irritating as it is confusing This is pure opinion, sure, but I would have much preferred either a thematic or character driven collation demarcated by individual arcs My illusory examples would have included Chapter I Afrika Bambatta s story, Chapter II Hip Hop Art Graffitti tales, etc But that s not the case so I must digress Next something must be said about the sources used Although seemingly presented almost from an internalized recollection of someone who was there at the time and or based upon further eyewitness accounts to Piskor s credit who created a world that feels as if the author and the reader themselves were are in it that s not quite the case The last few pages reveal a surprisingly thin bibliography of sources including local histories, musical anthologies, and a publication by the now disgraced man of Def Jam Russell Simmons So instead of a tale by people who were there, we re getting a white boy s filtered perspective of what was where he was not How disappointing What it Is.One Thumb Up