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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Ed Piskor, Creator of Hip Hop Family Tree

Acclaimed comic book artist Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree series details originator Kool Herc’s revolutionary rec room parties in the summer of ’73 up to the rise of super stars the Beastie Boys and RUN-DMC. Our own JM Blaine catches up with Piskor straight off the Copenhagen Comics Festival to, uh, rap about the past, present, and future the still-growing Hip Hop Family Tree.
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Dark Days – Life in Crack City

From comic books to cocaine, now nearly 30 years after crack’s appearance, Michael A Gonzales writes about Harlem at the height of the Crack Wars. Continue reading

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