The Hip Hop Family Tree Express has reached the next station in its epic, era-spanning journey, and so is ready to deliver up this second, Treasury Edition sized, flexi-bound, full color volume that collects another year of HHFT strips from Ed's weekly Brain Rot feature, hosted by BoingBoing, along with a pulse-pounding panoply of bonus pin-ups by Michel Fiffe, Ben Marra, Katie Skelly, Wilfred Santiago, Jasen Lex, Matt Bors, Jarrett Williams, Kagen McLeod, Scott Morse, and Tom Neely. Highlights included in this volume: the moment when RUN-DMC takes the stage; the creation and unleashing of era-defining hits such as Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message”; the filming of the crucial hip hop movie, Wild Style; and the arrivals of NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Also included are cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and, sadly, New Kids on the Block. The introduction to this volume was penned by Wild Style director, Charlie Ahearn, no less.
This volume is available as part of the first HHFT Gift Box Set, HERE.